Saturday, January 5, 2008

Like A Version.

For those of you that don't reside in Australia, Like A Version (obviously, a parody of the Madonna song) is a segment featured on local radio station Triple J. It involves some of the country's best bands and musicians, and more recently, international ones, too, playing acoustic versions of their favourite songs. Sort of like BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, except I feel there's a lot more integrity involved in the re-interpretation of the song as opposed to seeing which flavour-of-the-week indie band will do another cover of a Nelly Furtado track.

Over the past three years, the segment has seen the likes of well-reputed indie acts such as Tegan & Sara, Spoon and The Mountain Goats to lesser-known local musicains such as Starky and Bertie Blackman. The compilation really helps both local and overseas fans appreciate the local music scene in Australia, and proves that songs are the most meaningful when stripped down to barely nothing.

If you're a sucker for covers and new takes on old favourites like me, this one's for you. For a limited time only, I'm offering up both Vol. 1&2 of Like A Version. Get it while it's hot, kids!

Like A Version - Vol. 1 (Part 1)
Like A Version - Vol. 1 (Part 2)

For a full track listing, head over to this page.

Like A Version - Vol. 2

For a full track listing, visit this page.

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