Under The Covers: Wakey!Wakey!

“Great Things Are Covered” – Anonymous

Wakey!Wakey! (no space, two exclamation points) is NYC-based Mike Grubbs and his collection of string and horn players that create a really great sound, especially when led by Mike’s strong yet tender voice. Some of their best work comes, however, when it’s just Mike and a piano. They’re responsible for some of my favorite covers and even more amazingly, their label (Family Records) makes them all available for free online.

Wakey!Wakey! Wednesdays Covers Project

01. Apology Song (The Decemberists cover)
02. Two-Headed Boy Pt. 1 (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)
03. Say It Ain’t So (Weezer cover)
04. Maps (YeahYeahYeahs cover)
05. California Girls (Beach Boys cover)
06. New Partner (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie cover)
07. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Live) (Cyndi Lauper cover)
08. No One (Alicia Keys cover) (right click/save as)
09. Letters Home (Joei DBG cover)
10. Everlong (Foo Fighters cover) (right click/save as)

Download the above as a zip file (right click and save as) or click here to download the tracks piecemeal.  I highly recommend, “No One” and “Everlong.”

Live At Bowery BallroomLive At Bowery Ballroom

01. Brooklyn
02. Falling Apart
03. LGA
04. Blame You
05. Messy Girl
06. War Sweater
07. Crazy (Gnarls Barkley cover)
08. Away
09. Clinton Street Girl

Download the above as a zip file (right click and save as) or click here to download the tracks piecemeal.

Silent As A MovieWakey!Wakey! – Silent As A Movie

01. Fallin’ Apart (streaming here)
02. Messy Girl
03. LGA
04. Take It Like A Man
05. Honey Covered Hand
06. Cokehead
07. Chaotic Masterpiece
08. Car Crash
09. The River’s Still ft. Casey Shea
10. War Sweater
11. Blame You

Buy Silent As A Movie here.

Also, courtesy the Wakey!Wakey! website the great original track Get Away (Here We Go Again) (right click/save as).

Check out the Wakey!Wakey! MySpace for tour dates, videos, and streaming versions of “Brooklyn” and “Falling Apart.”


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