Video: Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – “Polly”

Darren from Bobby Best Creative says about this week’s pick:

What is there to say about Amanda Palmer and the GTO cover of Nirvana’s Polly apart from haunting, hypnotic and a video that scares the living shit out of me?

On April 21st and in partnership with Record Store Day a 7″ vinyl single of ‘Polly’ limited to 2,000 copies worldwide will be released and I for one will be trying to secure a copy.

Video – The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – “Clap Your Hands”

From Darren at Bobby Best Creative:

This is one totally messed up group, but you just gotta love ’em!

Check out the way Reverend J. Peyton plays some mighty fine fingerstylin’ American country/blues on his 1930 steel-bodied and his 1934 wood-bodied axe and the way Breezy Peyton plays her washboard with golf gloves to which thimbles have been attached.

All in all, perfect fun for all the family and I, for one, can’t wait to see them perform at the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati in July.

Hannah Peel – “Head Over Heels”

This week’s “Pick of the Week” by the guys over at Bobby Best Creative is Hannah Peel’s cover of Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels”. The instrument featured in the video – the pin-barrel harp (Sharpsichord) – is a programmable mechanically-played harp.

Here’s what Darren from Bobby Best Creative had to say: I was digging around looking at remixes of New Order’s “Blue Monday” and stumbled across this little beauty.

Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”

Here it is, a new Thursday feature. My friends over at Bobby Best Creative have impeccable music tastes and are constantly sending me links to bands/music/videos to check out. Most of the time, they expose me to something new that I’ve never seen or heard before and I usually love it. So why not share that with you? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the first ever Bobby Best Creative Pick of the Week.

When a bad day has no end in sight and the world is against you, down tools, kick back and listen to Alabama Shakes soulful lead singer Brittany Howard. It aint so bad after all.

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