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BEST COVERS: WALLOWS ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’

Wallows have shared a cover of The Beatles’ ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’. With vocals from drummer Cole Preston, the accompanying video features pre-quarantine footage of the band in the studio, on tour, at video shoots and the like.

The band’s proceeds from the cover will be donated to Feeding America, to help feed those in need and support the growing food issue in the US, which has been heightened due to COVID-19.

Music by Bergman: Dan Croll

Since the release in early 2014 of his critically-lauded debut album, Sweet Disarray, Dan Croll has purposely proved impossible to pin down. A sonic explorer, he doesn’t so much sidestep genres as conquer several at the same time. Citing artists from The Beatles to De La Soul to James Taylor in his work.

Dan Croll has released his third album, Grand Plan and has unveiled his two newest singles, title track “Grand Plan” and “Work.” With a sound that leans into the Laurel Canyon’s 1960s and 1970s scene, which has always inspired Croll heavily.

Best Covers: Blossoms ‘Paperback Writer‘

Blossoms have shared their cover of The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer‘ from self-isolation following on from their recent version of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’.

The five-piece filmed the harmonious cover from their individual homes and the result is incredibly special. The Stockport band’s take on the 1966 classic from The Fab Four is up there as the finest cover we’ve been treated to over the last few weeks as artists try to keep busy.

Divus Julius presents: Oscar Lang

Oscar Lang is an 18-year-old living in London. He began writing music in 2011 at age 11, but only properly started writing as ‘pig’ in 2016. Since then, he has released two self-produced albums, Teenage Hurt and Silk, on Spotify. Teenage Hurt, Lang’s first album, took almost two years to complete. According to Oscar, the record is “a weird mix of songs” he’d written over a long span of time.

Oscar Lang presents a change in his mew single ‘Flowers,’ a song that is like  to blend a mix of the old Beatles-esque psychedelia and a modern sound,

Divus Julius presents…Arlie

Arlie, the band, came together on Vanderbilt campus in 2016. Their early singles “Big Fat Mouth” and “Didya Think” gained traction on Spotify’s curated indie playlists. And now, to much anticipation, the band has released its first EP. They call it “Wait.”

There’s something very “Vampire Weekend” about Arlie’s “Wait.” A band of recent college graduates releasing a debut project both technically mature and unabashedly youthful. Yet, where Vampire Weekend revels in its own Ivy League preppiness, Arlie projects a more playful, summery image of young adulthood. The result is an album that alludes just as much to The Beatles and The Beach Boys as it does to Arlie’s contemporary indie counterparts.

Music by Bergman: The Magic Gang 

South coast heroes The Magic Gang have released their debut album. The band are a potent live force, while a flurry of singles have perfectly outlined their art-rock manifesto.

The Magic Gang are a Brighton four-piece apparently weaned on Norman Blake’s aforementioned group, Weezer, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and the recently departed London duo Ultimate Painting. The best thing about their self-titled debut might be their four-part harmonies: a raggle-taggle chorus full of personality.