Woodhands Cover Katy Perry, Release Live EP and Play The Delancey on May 16th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Woodhands Cover Katy Perry, Release Live EP and Play The Delancey on May 16th

DOWNLOAD: Woodhands - "I Kissed A Girl" (Katy Perry Cover) MP3
DOWNLOAD: Woodhands - "Electric Avenue" (Eddy Grant cover) MP3

Woodhands are Playing The Delancey on May 16thSeemingly touring non-stop after the release of their debut disc Heart Attack last year, Woodhands haven't slowed down with the releases. They released a live EP (an iTunes exclusive live session), a remix EP ("Dancer") and a couple cover tunes.

With all the emo bands who think it is "ironic" to do a straight-forward cover of a pop song, Woodhands does a brilliant deconstruction of Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl". This rendition is far from the original teeny-bopper anthem - check out Dan Werb's growls on the chorus. According to Werb, "we did it because the spirit of the song spoke to us: It's that feeling of being overwhelmed by the moment, of indulgence, of unfettered hedonism. Also, Katy Perry is hella hot. And the song is dope."

Woodhands are started a two week US today in Kansas City and the tour wraps up at The Delancey on May 16th.

Here is the complete list of tour dates:

May 7 - Kansas City, MO - Czar Bar
May 8 - Springfield, MO - Outland
May 9 - St. Louis, MO - Pops Blue Moon
May 10 - Des Moines, IA - House of Bricks
May 12 - Indianapolis, IA - My Old Kentucky Blog presents at The Volrath
May 13 - Chicago, IL - Abbey Pub
May 15 - Columbus, OH - Bristol Bar
May 16 - New York, NY - Loose Nukes @ The Delancey

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