Here’s a good treat to get your weekend going right, a brand new mixtape (or is it a covers album?) by Brooklyn duo Telephoned. Telephoned consists of vocalist and our old pal Maggie Horn and Sammy Bananas handling all the production. The duo got their by redoing T-Pain’s “Can’t Believe It.” into their own abstarct club thumping monstrosity. The track proved super popular and the two kept working together eventually releasing their self-titled debut EP on Fool’s Gold earlier this year.
Well the two are back at it again with this fresh new release destined to be in heavy rotation for weeks to come. Keep Them Heads Ringing serves as a great starting point to not only what original tracks Maggie and Sammy are currently working on, but also a heaping spoonful of what’s becoming their trademark “not-quite-cover” songs.
A few choice cuts I’m really feeling are Telephoned’s rendition of Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” into the Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love” and Maggie crooning Yeasayer’s “O.N.E.” to close the whole thing out. One go through this thing and you’ll understand why they’ve been tapped to support Chromeo (along w/ Holy Ghost!) on their Summer tour.
Unfortunately the tour rolled through NY yesterday and if you missed it…well that sucks. Sorry for only posting this a day late but hey the show was sold out for a while anyway so like me telling you day of was really going to help? Just download this mix, shut up and be happy.- My Pal the Crook