Thursday, May 5, 2011

Clem Snide Has a Lot of Cool Ideas

Clem Snide, a band on its way to the as-yet-non-existent Alt-Country and Indie Rock Hall of Fames, participated in the AV Club's "Undercover" series last summer, turning in a great acoustic cover of Journey's "Faithfully" with a bit of a surprise ending.

Yesterday, Clem Snide announced that it was planning to release an entire album of Journey covers, and that they were raising money for its production costs with a Kickstarter campaign. Depending on how much you donate, you may receive anything from a download of their cover album ($7) to an autographed test pressing of the album on LP ($100), to - and this is such a cool idea that I can't believe nobody has thought of it until now - they will cover a song of your choosing and e-mail it to you in mp3 format. HOW COOL IS THAT? I would imagine that serious Clem Snide fans would gladly pay $100 to her Clem Snide cover their favorite song, or a song for their children (anything to make children's music more tolerable) or a song that played at their wedding. Pretty cool stuff.

Clem Snide covers Journey

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