Suburban Home/Vinyl Collective has announced its new Under The Influence Series where they’ve asked several bands to record cover songs that have influenced their songwriting. They’re being released as split 7″ singles that will include coupons to download mp3s. Cool idea.
So far they’ve got Mustard Plug covering Fugazi, Bomb the Music Industry! doing Pavement, Whiskey and Company covering the Pogues, and more. Upcoming releases will include Two Cow Garage, Minus The Bear, and several more. You can stream the first three releases, and they sound good.
Also, just for fun, here’s Mustard Plug’s shit-eating cover of their homeboys’ biggest hit:
MP3: Mustard Plug – “The Freshman” (Verve Poop cover)