Thursday, January 7, 2010

Make It Sound In Tune

Just prior to the end of the year Mac McCaughan released a new Portastatic EP. Make it Sound In Tune is a collection of 7 songs, well covers from the Merge Records roster. Mac has explained the idea behind the exclusive digital EP, “The idea for a whole EP of Merge covers stemmed from both listening to the SCORE! Merge covers compilation and from doing bookstore events to promote the Our Noise book, wherein we’d play some acoustic covers of songs that came out on Merge. Time permitting, this really could have been a much longer record, but in the spirit of quitting while I was ahead and also turning this in before the end of the year, I stopped at seven songs. Obviously, the Merge catalog is full of hundreds—thousands, actually—of songs I love, so I picked ones I either knew well or thought I could re-create without defiling too harshly. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, so I just tried not to think about it too much, and then time constraints set in…”

Thanks to the fine folks at MBV Music for posting one of the tracks from the new EP. You can also stream the entire album over at the Merge Store.

Check out this cover of Portastatic covering (with help) one of my favorite Destroyer tracks.

[MP3/Stream] Portastatic - Foam Hands

Order Make It Sound In Tune at The Merge Store.
All proceeds go to The Score! charities.

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