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
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.


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!

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks (Angela & Aubrey Webber) have a new album out called "Dimetrodon" as well as this awesome cover of our favorite song of all time.  I highly recommend their album (I got a copy), so check these ladies out!

Website: http://www.thedoubleclicks.com
Twitter: @thedoubleclicks
YouTube: thedoubleclicks

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gift of Music 2014-15

Over at SongFight!, Niveous is conducting his 11th Gift of Music sidefight. It's like a Secret Santa for songwriters,You pick 4 songs you would like someone to cover. Others do the same. You get play Santa and create a cover song from their 4 choices. And we all open the song presents together!

The real winner has been the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who receives money donated in the name of the 'winners' of the contest. This year I'd like to help boost the funds up to make Santa extra cheery. So if you have some spare change, you can drop it in the PitchIn box above. Thanks and I hope you join up to play Santa as well. Song choices are due before November 29th to enter!

Tom - Boffo Yux Dudes