Saturday, 29 October 2011

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound cover Wilco

Ninety of my most enjoyable minutes each week are spent listening to a podcast called Filmspotting. Between the reviews and top five lists the programme uses musical interludes to break up the segments of movie geekery.

As a fan of both Wilco and the classic soul sound I was blown away when this came through my headphones yesterday after a discussion of Kevin Smith's Red State.

MP3: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Buy JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound's Want More at Amazon

Like Wilco JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound are a Chicago-based band and their second album Want More actually comes out on Monday.

I'm a little surprised they'd not crossed my radar until yesterday. This cover is more than a year old and evidently enthralled Jeff Tweedy enough for the Wilco frontman to invite them to play the band's Solid Sound festival in June.

If you need reminding of what the original sounds like, here's a live version from a gig just down the road from me at the Forum in Kentish Town in 2009.

MP3: Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (Live in Kentish Town)

Buy Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at Amazon

Related Links
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound - official site
Bloodshot Records - label site includes free MP3s
Wilco - official site
Filmspotting - essential podcast for movie fans

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