Christmas Present: ‘A Very Postmodern Christmas’


Here’s another incredibly fresh release for the Christmas Present pile this year, from a group I’ve been digging heavily throughout this year: Postmodern Jukebox. Continue reading

Postmodern Jukebox teams with Christina Gatti to cover ‘Stay With Me’


Scott Bradlee and the Postmodern Jukebox performers continue to impress and delight, but I have to admit I’ve got a particular soft spot for Christina Gatti‘s takes on songs, especially her take on Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love.” So I was excited to see her latest contribution, providing vocals for a cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.” Continue reading

Late to the party: Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”


Given the date stamp on the YouTube video, and the number of views (nearly 100 million as I write this), either the U.S. is late to the part of this song, or just me, but I just heard it the other day and have been digging it. Given it was a U.K. number one earlier this year, perhaps we’re just getting to it now. Continue reading

YouTube has everything: Postmodern Jukebox performs ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and ‘Womanizer’


I’ve praised Postmodern Jukebox here in the past, so for this edition of YouTube has Everything, this isn’t as much a throwback as it is new releases of popular songs re-envisioned in a throwback style. Two recent releases are collaborations with other singers that have partnered with them in the past, and yield excellent results. Continue reading

Postmodern Jukebox takes on Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’

I know I just posted about Postmodern Jukebox last month, but I’m really getting into what they’re doing to transform pop hits into another era. I also think the pairing of singers, era and tune is getting stronger as they move along; their take on Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” is particularly inspired.   Continue reading

Postmodern Jukebox shows the pliability of popular songs


I feel so woefully behind sometimes when I am late to the party to discover something really cool, but it didn’t stop me from being amazed by it nonetheless.  This week I was introduced to the wonder that is Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox thanks to a friend’s Facebook post. Continue reading