Music Monday: Postmodern Jukebox

It’s my Birthday! What better to celebrate with some creative and unique music?

Founded by Scott Bradlee in 2013, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) is a group of musicians and vocalists producing covers of pop songs in jazz, ragtime and swing styles.

Some of you may have heard of this group from a few of their viral video covers of Meghan Trainor’s “All about the Bass,” or Aqua’s “Barbie Girl.”

This week, I am shining the light on all their other covers and arrangements – the ones that haven’t got much spotlight. My favourite thing about this group is how they take classic and current artists like Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Taylor Swift and Sia and turn their songs upside down. Featuring the styles of the Beach Boys, Vintage Cabaret, 1920’s Gatsby and 1970’s Soul, they redefine the meaning of “making a song your own.”

PMJ also brings in a new vocalist for each video they produce. From Broadway singers, to American Idol contestants, they use a multitude of talent from across the entire world. Their videos are recorded in different cities, as well. Currently on tour, PMJ will be performing all over Australia, New Zealand, North America, the UK, Europe and Asia.

The song I am showcasing today is a vintage cover of Radiohead’s “Creep,” featuring Haley Reinhart. After hearing this arrangement once, I went straight to iTunes and bought it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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