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Video: Here We Go Magic “On Broadway” (George Benson Cover)

Recently Time Out New York began releasing a series of videos. The clips feature musicians covering, what a small staff of TONY Music writers and art critics have termed the 100 best NYC songs. The list was curated with a single premise:

“One fundamental rule—a song had to be specifically and explicitly about some aspect of NYC, be it good, bad or ugly—led to some startling omissions: Whither Patti Smith, Blondie and Talking Heads? Weeks of heated deliberation and occasionally heartbreaking cuts followed as we parsed lyrics and contexts; even seeming no-brainers like “Positively 4th Street” got voted off the island as we pondered relative merits to wrestle out a ranking,” from Time Out.

Number 14 in the series features Here We Go Magic covering George Benson’s signature “On Broadway.” The song is a complete 180 from the music that fans of this Brooklyn outfit have come to expect. The group will release their third full-length, A Different Ship,  on May 8th via Bloomington’s Secretly Canadian. Check out our previous post on the album’s debut single “Make Up Your Mind.”

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Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: She Does Is Magic “Teenage Kicks” (The Undertones Cover)

She Does Is Magic is a local project that I have grown increasingly enamored with since they dropped their debut, self-titled EP last year. Frontman Chad Serhal keeps busy. He released a solo LP, entitled Golden earlier this year that I turn to consistently when in search of great writing sans sappiness. Serhal also pens some terrific comics and poster art that can be found at his blogspot The Waste of Ink. She Does Is Magic recently released a trio of tracks available for free via their Bandcamp page. Below you can stream the band’s cover of Irish punk-rockers The Undertones’ 1978 hit “Teenage Kicks.” The cover features Jon Rogers of Everything, Now! laying down a seriously sexy sax line to close out the track.  Check out She Does is Magic along with Thought on Tracks favorites The Bonesetters and Laura K. Balke this Saturday at White Rabbit Cabaret. Tickets are $5. The musicians will play a free, acoustic in-store performance at Indy CD & Vinyl that afternoon. For more info, visit Do317.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: The Drums “Do I Love You” (Ronettes Cover)

For Valentine’s Day, Brooklyn indie rockers The Drums offered fans a gift in the form of a cover song. This morning, Jonathan Pierce and friends dropped a rollicking version of The Ronettes’ “Do I Love You.” The results are sure to warm the heart. To learn more about The Ronettes check out In the Dust #8. Listen to the track below. Download it for free via the band’s Facebook page.

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Written by Rob Peoni