Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Forlorn Strangers

Another Kickstarter cover!  I found the Forlorn Strangers one night sifting through Kickstarter projects.  They seemed like good people, had a good sound, offered a cover song reward, and there was a banjo in their Kickstarter profile photo...it was fate. ;p  They did their cover on YouTube, and if you want a copy of the song without the long intro you can get that off Bandcamp.

- Spin






Website:  https://www.forlornstrangers.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/forlornstranger
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ForlornStrangers
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/ForlornStrangers
Bandcamp:  https://forlornstrangers.bandcamp.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Chris Shaw

Chris ran a Kickstarter to fund a new EP back in mid 2014, and one of the rewards was a new cover song that he would upload on YouTube & SoundCloud.  I liked his sound, so I backed it to get a new take on our favorite song.  The due date for the cover was November 2014..it's now February 2017.  Those of you who know me, know I'm not one to forget or let things go.  So eventually after a handful of e-mails over a span of 2 years a MP3 of "Today's The Day" ended up in my e-mail inbox late in 2016.  He let me know the YouTube version wasn't going to happen, and to his credit he offered to refund my money.  I declined to take a refund because I mainly wanted to hear the cover & in the end I got what I wanted.  After you listen to his cover, you can check out his links below, and his new music video I embedded here as well.

- Spin





Website:  http://topherjamesmusic.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/efilsitra
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TopherJamesAndBiscuitBrigade
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/cjdrummer


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Kyleen Downes

With the help of Kickstarter we continue on our girl power trip.  This time I found someone local to where I live, and we got another great cover out of it.  Make sure you check out her links below.

- Spin





Website:  http://www.kyleendownes.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/kyleendownes
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKcqizVXedBMfYusNm3LcA
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Kyleendownesmusic
SoundCloud:  https://soundcloud.com/kyleen-downes

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Crimson Apple

When I search Kickstarter to back musicians I normally look for someone different.  Someone unlike we've heard from so far.  And most importantly I look for talent.  Crimson Apple had both of those things.  Most of the "Today's The Day" covers have been by men.  Even though a few women have covered the song, we haven't had an all girl rock band do it until now!  Not only did they kill it, but they did it on video!

- Spin



Band Website:  http://crimsonappleband.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CrimsonAppleXO
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/CrimsonAppleBand
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crimsonappleband
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/crimson-apple

Monday, March 7, 2016

Pigfarmer Jr.

Pigfarmer Jr. is a SpinTunes, Song Fight, Nur Ein & FAWM veteran.  In other words this guy makes a lot of music.  Thankfully he decided (without any pushing...) to put his own spin on everyone's favorite song.

-Spin



Twitter: @TheDailyPrompt
Song Fight:  Songs

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wil Whalen

Years ago I got whitelisted on Zack Scott's private Minecraft server & ended up making a lot of new gaming friends because of it.  One of the first people to get whitelisted on that server was Wil.  He was never all that active on the server, so we never got to know each other much.  Years after joining the server Wil got involved with a project trying to get Kickstarted.  It looked like a cool project, and even though the project wasn't music related, I knew Wil was a musician.  There was no cover reward mentioned on Kickstarter, so I contacted him through Zack, and we created our own Kickstarter reward via e-mails.  I donated to the project & we got a cool new "Today's The Day" cover.

- Spin



Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wil_Whalen
DeviantArt: http://wilwhalen.deviantart.com

Lords Of The Trident

When I stumbled onto the Lords Of The Trident's Kickstarter I was blown away by their pitch, and then their music.  It didn't take long for me to decide to back their project at the cover song level.  After their project was funded they did an amazing job of keeping their backers updated throughout the process of recording the album & fulfilling all the rewards.  It's a shame that everyone on Kickstarter doesn't show the same level of appreciation & respect to their fans that this group does.  Mad props to them for that, and for the amazing music they make.

- Spin

PS:  Bill House did an amazing job with his contribution to the cover as well.

   
Website: http://www.lordsofthetrident.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lordsoftrident
BandCamp: https://lordsofthetrident.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lordsofthetrident
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/lordsofthetrident

Bill House: https://www.facebook.com/bill.house.7

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Erin and the Wildfire

Spin went looking for talent on Kickstarter, and found Erin and the Wildfire.
Time to back a great new band get new cover while doing it!



Erin and the Wildfire's YouTube Channel
Erin and the Wildfire's Website!
Erin and the Wildfire on Facebook!
Erin and the Wildfire on SoundCloud!
Erin and the Wildfire on iTunes!
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Monday, February 16, 2015

Kristen Nelson

I was browsing Kickstarter one day & saw Kristen's project.  She was talented & made a good pitch so I decided to back it.  Her new album came out in January, and it's pretty freaking awesome.


Kristen's YouTube
Website: http://kristensmusicbox.com
BandCamp: https://kristenelson.bandcamp.com

Monday, February 2, 2015

Gemini Blvd.

It's time for a cover that's more than a little different.  The University of Central Florida's award-winning co-ed a cappella group takes on the cult classic.


Website: http://www.geminiblvd.com
Twitter: @geminiblvd