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Monday, February 8, 2010

Or, The Whale get "Toxic" by covering Britney

It's not too often that you hear of an artist wanting to cover the immaculate Britney Spears, yet, here I sit telling you about a new cover song of "Toxic," Britney Spears' 2003 Grammy Award winning song.

The band is Or, The Whale, who have released the track as a one off cover. Most recently, the band released their second album, (self-titled) in 2009. With some nice tours already behind them, they've lined up a few dates for March leading into SXSW.

In the meantime, here's their version of "Toxic"

and a video for "Rusty Gold"

02/27 - Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

03/09 - Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge ^
03/10 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern ^
03/11 - Cottage Grove, OR Axe and Fiddle ^
03/12 - San Francisco, CA The Independent ^
03/13 - Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe ^
03/14 - San Diego, CA Bar Pink ^
03/15 - Tucscon, AZ Club Congress ^
03/17-03/20 - Austin, TX SXSW
^ = w/ The Maldives

plenty of newsletter action coming at you today -
a quick look at twitter -
  • Stereogum has posted an MP3 from Vampire Weekend, it's a cover of "Ruby Soho" by Rancid
  • free download from Ya Za

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