Postmodern Jukebox is back with another beautiful cover, and this time they’re jamming out to a 1912 waltz version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” With a new stylistic twist and vocals by Robyn Adele Anderson, the song takes on a whole new mood. This band never ceases to amaze.
Everyone’s favorite cover band (with a twist!) Postmodern Jukebox continues to nail genre-bending interpretations of popular songs with their latest. Featuring jazz singer Karen Marie, Radiohead’s “Creep” is reimagined as a vintage soul song. Decidedly more hopeful sounding, no?
On the rare occasion I decide to give a sex partner a lap dance, Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” is my usual song of choice. This Postmodern Jukebox cover — done in a 1940s torch style — slows things down a bit, but has the potential to inspire some sweet new booty-shaking moves. Noted! (Also, way to continue to fucking kill it with the covers, Postmodern Jukebox. So awesome.)
Internet famous cover band Postmodern Jukebox — known for their genre-bending takes on pop music hits — recently found time in their busy schedules for a pretty fun side project. Saturday Morning Slow Jams features the musicians, plus a guest vocalist, covering theme songs for popular throwback cartoons in, you guessed it, sexy slow jam style. Their latest is the theme for “Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears,” one of my personal fave Saturday morning cartoons from the mid-’80s. The song compelled me to do a quick Wiki search on the show and for the first time I realized how goddamn trippy and weird it was.The entire population of Gummi-Glen was totally addicted to Gummiberry Juice and no one seemed to care. Sigh.
Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz’s song “Talk Dirty” is a corny and vaguely racist ode to fucking women all over the globe, London to Taiwan. Leave it to our favorite cover band, the unbelievably talented Postmodern Jukebox, to give it a klezmer remake that actually makes the song more listenable. The best part is when the singer Robyn Adele Anderson starts singing in 2 Chainz’ part in Yiddish, which she apparently translated herself. All pop radio forever should just be these people. [YouTube]
I know, I know, you’re probably tiring of all the various takes on Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love,” from emojis to Katy B to Kanye’s remix, but I swear, this one is worth it. Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox, who have become known for expertly covering pop hits in the style of other music genres — Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” as a kinda gothic R&B jam is another recent cover — have taken the Beyonce and Jay Z collab and given it a 1940s, Big Band-style twist. Vocalist Cristina Gatti is seriously incredible. I have a feeling Bey herself would approve. [YouTube]