Tapes 'n Tapes channel The Beatles for a new benefit compilation
The influence of The Beatles travels far and wide within the music industry. Over the years thousands of artists have covered their songs. At this point everything from their hits to deep album tracks has probably been covered at least once.
In early December a compilation titled Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 3 hit the stores. The release stands as a benefit for music and art programs in Minnesota public schools with 100% of the profits going to these worthy programs. A couple of weeks ago the official music video for Tapes 'n Tapes cover version of The Beatles song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" hit the band's website. [Click the song title for a link to watch the video]
The video, a sexy, black and white statement, shows the band playing the song as a gorgeous woman plays the role of Uncle Sam in the classic recruitment poster and a bevy of other attractive women run their hands over the band ramping up the sexual tension as the song moves along. Other objects of desire portray the message as well lightening the mood throughout.
Tapes 'n Tapes had a busy 2011 with the release of their third full length album, Outside (Ibid Records), on January 11, 2011. Local fans got to see the group up close as the band made a tour stop through St. Louis at the Firebird this past October. Relive the band's year below and catch videos of the band performing songs from their latest album. Including the song "The Saddest of All Keys" that to my ears takes a few cues from The Beatles cover above.
"The Saddest of All Keys" - Live at SXSW Radio Day Stage - 3/19/11
"Badaboom" (Official video)
"Freak Out" (Official video)
"Mighty Long" - Live at TPT studios
"One In The World" - Live @ Soundcheck Sessions
"SWM" - Live @ WNRN
"The Saddest of All Keys" and "Hidee Ho" - Live at Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia, PA