Monday, January 30, 2012


So we all know the story by now; last fall songwriter Lana Del Rey releases her debut single "Video Games" to as much critical acclaim as vilification would follow.  Encasing herself in a mysterious mystique and embracing her unique voice, Lana Del Rey seemed to explode onto the scene.  Out of nowhere, her YouTube video had 23 million views!  This led to an SNL performance that news anchor Brian Williams called "one of the worst outings in SNL history", as well as waves of critique from indie enthusiasts.  Regardless, you can still feel its impact as people remaining talking about the song and Lana Del Rey's potential future.  One such example is a cover by Resistor, which is the new solo project of Steve Goldberg, who has put his twee band Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies on hiatus for a more electronic touch. "Video Games" is one of his first works, and it's neat to see how he incorporates more of a video game soundtrack to back the name.  In doing so, the outcome is an enjoyable synth pop rendition that retains the breezy chorus of Del Rey's version.  Listen to it on SoundCloud below, where he also offers a free download.  Enjoy!

 Video Games by Resistor

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