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Casey Dear Hunter covers Sean Kingston

If it's good enough for JoJo, it's good enough for emo.

Over the summer we brought you Foxboro's favorite teenage pop-tart launching her comeback with a cover/rework/response to Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls," itself a thinly-veiled cover of the Boomer national anthem, "Stand By Me." Stop the presses: now Casey Crescenzo -- formerly of the Receiving End of Sirens, now leading his own band, the Dear Hunter -- has issued his own cover of Kingston's chart-topper.

This, kids, is what emo does best: when emo was still emo, nobody could sing worth a damn. Now that most emo kids can, we end up with pop muzik the way it would sound if Max Martin shopped at Hot Topic. We're sure there are people who still consider this a bad thing, but it sure as hell is entertaining.

Next-levelness? Check the drum-machine breakdown about 2/3 of the way in: if the concept-record thing doesn't work out, we encourage Casey to switch to beatmaking.

DOWNLOAD: Casey Crescenzo, "Beautiful Girls" (mp3) (via AbsolutePunk)

Previously:
BOSTONPHOENIX: Is It In The Stars?: The Rise of Casey Crescenzo's The Dear Hunter (2007)
THEPHOENIX.COM: Dear Hunter Q&A (2006)

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