It seems every time BAD RABBITS -- up for three Best Music Poll awards; voting ends Thursday, kids -- post another video/download in their Live Covers Session series, we jump out of our office seats and post the shit out of it. We did it for their Deftones re-up ("Sextape"), and again for their Michael Jackson cover ("Human Nature").
Can you cover Michael Jackson and get away with it? The Stone Roses' Ian Brown did a few times, Alien Ant Farm (unfortunately) built a (thankfully short-lived) career out of it, and we won't even get into Glee. This week we can add Boston's BAD RABBITS to the list, and maybe move them to the top of it with the latest video/download in their online covers series (we posted their Deftones cover of "Sextape" last month).
Check this out. A few hours before taking the stage at the Wilbur Theatre to support Wu Tang Clan, Boston's own Bad Rabbits posted this video to their tumblr, a tripped-the-fuck-out cover of Deftones' hypnotic 2010 single "Sextape." They're also giving away the song as a free downoad, which you can also snag down below.
Oh shit, it’s Bad Rabbits in the studio with Deftones’ Chino Moreno and New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley. Hot damn! The exploding Boston-based power-funk quintet has recently been in Los Angeles banging out a full-length debut album set for release in 2011.
Word from Bad Rabbits camp is that Moreno is “one of a few major guests that will be on the [new] album.
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