turned 50 last Friday, and to celebrate the milestone, noted MP3 blog The Music Slut
curated an online collection of Smiths/Morrissey cover songs called TMS Hearts Moz.
The list of contributors reads like a who's-who of future Pitchfork darlings -- the biggest name on there is Pattern is Movement -- but Bridges & Powerlines
' cover of Moz's solo hit "Interesting Drug" actually has St. Louis connections.
Kory Kunze, of local cuddly indie-poppers Fractured Army
, wrote in to say that he contributed backing vocals and guitar to the track, which B&P recorded at local studio Firebrand Recording (a.k.a. the RFT
's Best Studio in 2008
) when it was in town after SXSW this year. Check out the track here
Fractured Army, by the way, has a new EP forthcoming called Bluebird vs. Redbird
. Fans of Swedish pop, Belle & Sebastian and new synthpoppers like the Black Kids will dig. Judge for yourself below [MP3 added once I get permission!] and on June 26, when the band opens for the Features at the Firebird.