Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Hits The Spot: A Teddy Bear's Picnic

We were first privvy to the talents of non-native New Yorker Alex Winston a good while back, and the following months and season changes have seen her ascent to stardom continue abound.

And it's picking up pace with the release of The Basement Covers EP; a collection of covers given the Garageband makeover by the girl herself. Jack Penate's Pull My Heart Away got a recent airing, and now we have her take on Swedish wizzes Teddy Bear's Yours To Keep, to share.

With the refrain "Drive around with the top down", the original sits firmly on the Summertime jam side-of-things. Winston's version however sounds like the soundtrack to the most idylic Autumn amble ever; stripping back the production reveals the songs soulful charm and let's it stand up straight as what it is - a simple love song... As simple as kicking through leaves on an October afternoon.

The rest of the equally-impressive Basement Covers EP is available to download from rising Over-Lords-of-the-production-scene The Knocks' Heavyroc site.

Alex Winston - Yours To Keep (YSI)

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