Monday, October 1, 2012

Trails and Ways

It's no lie that the Californian group Trails and Ways is one of my favorite up-and-coming bands circulating the airwaves these days.  It has been a few months removed since the release of their song "Mtn Tune", and yet I still find myself jamming out to it with reckless abandon.  Of course the show must go on, and Trails and Ways has proceeded with the release of their Sure Thing EP.  The name comes from a Miguel cover of "Sure Thing" which is featured on the release. In fact, the whole thing is comprised of covers, including the likes of M83's "Midnight City" and Miike Snow's "Animal".  I took an instant liking to the "Midnight City" cover, which strips the original of its electronic aesthetic and focuses on a minimal (at least in comparison to M83) dream pop style.  They give the track room to breathe instead of the whitewash of synths that rain over the listener in M83's version.  Both songs are great of course, they just go about it in a different way.  I've posted the "Midnight City" cover below, and while you're doing that you can check out the rest of the EP over at their SoundCloud. You can also give them a shout at Facebook and Twitter.

 Midnight City (M83 Cover) by TRAILS AND WAYS

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