We’re also grateful for some new reviews, including one in Shindig!, one written by Ian McCann for the forthcoming Record Collector, one by Henry Schneider for Exposé Online, and another by Jonathan Levitt for Blurt. We’re in the process of updating our Reviews page, but in the meantime, the wonderful Fruits de Mer has compiled several write-ups of our EP and of other new/must-hear FdM releases on their reviews page.
If you’re part of FdM’s members club, you probably heard “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” on the end-of-the-year (2015) exclusive giveaway album Changes: Songs Written By David Bowie. (Who could have ever imagined we’d be living without him now?)
Since the release of our cover of that track, Gideon Coe has been kind enough to play it on his Radio 6 show three times. (You can listen to the Peter Tosh in Concert show for 10 more days.) And just yesterday, Tom Ravenscroft, sitting in for Gideon Coe, played our version of “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” right between The Move and The Make-Up. We couldn’t be happier to be included in the lineup. You can listen to the broadcast for another 29 days. We’re second from the top of the playlist.
Thanks, also, to the following internet radio stations for including us in your lineup:
We recently covered a couple Bowie tracks—one of which now appears on Fashion, a great freebie for Fruits de Mer members. You can get a taste of our rendition of “Can’t Help Thinking About Me” here, at the 1:20 mark:
To hear the complete track, as well as Cary Grace’s cover of “Black Country Rock,” check out Gideon Coe’s Radio 6 show from 9 November. You can stream the show for eight more days.
For more information about the Fashion freebie CD, give Fruits de Mer a visit here.
It’s been a long time, but we’re happy to report that our cover of the Bee Gees’ “Red Chair, Fade Away” is on Plankton—A Fruits de Mer Compilation, the first installment of Record Collector’s Modern Collectibles vinyl series. It’s selling for £19.99 plus shipping. Get it now, before it goes for way more on eBay—which it will (FdM’s A Phase We’re Going Through comp just went for $454!).
Also, the International Pop Overthrow festival is currently underway, and we’re playing the L.A. leg of it August at Fais Do Do. Check the SHOWS section for more info.
We hope everyone is enjoying a great start to the New Year! To kick off 2013 with style, we put together a rather fitting montage to accompany the title track off the record. As always, thanks for your continued support!
We had a great time playing Fais Do Do last Friday and are working on setting up more shows in the near future. With any luck, that will include another adventure in Northern California. We’re also just getting started on a new Fruits de Mer collaboration, which we’ll be able to tell you more about soon, hopefully.
Please check out Vol. 16 of Clifton’s Corner over at Aquarium Drunkard, a great independent audio blog. Clifton, aka DJ Soft Touch, is a sought-after L.A. DJ who spins soul, R&B, funk, psych, and other great tunes at some of the L.A. area’s most popular bars. He‘s a great friend with impeccable taste, which is why we were taken aback/flattered/touched when he included three Sidewalk Society tracks in this installment of Clifton’s Corner. (He’s also one of L.A.’s most stylish men. Nothing to sneeze at.)