Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Queerest Thing I Found on the Internet This Week

odd, strange, unusual, curious, bizarre, peculiar, weird, uncanny, eccentric, unconventional...

I consider it a compliment.

The Beef Seeds

According to their YouTube channel, The Beef Seeds are an unsigned and self-funded four piece British country music and bluegrass band from Newport, South Wales, who upload weekly cover videos of modern and classic hits. Or as one Welsh publication put it: "Good ol' boys and a girl causing a stir with country music."

Scott, Adam, Peet and Becky -- The Beef Seeds

Formed in 2013, they use guitar, double bass, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and washboards to create an up-tempo country sound that takes the original track in a completely new direction. They're not afraid to make eclectic musical choices either, thus far covering artists as wildly disparate as Miley Cyrus and Pitbull to Toto and Bon Jovi. You can hear how much they enjoy dissecting a pop song and giddily breaking it down into something irresistibly twangy. Their videos are strikingly simple, self-contained little nuggets of unfettered fun. Here are their versions of two recent Grammy Award winners -- Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Lorde's "Royals."

You can visit their website here. The music is available on iTunes and Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks David for this, they are refreshing for a old blue grass lover like me. :-)