The new Pixies cover song "Wave of Mutilation" that I recorded to help with the Japanese Red Cross Society's tsunami relief is now available! You can hear a preview clip of the track, or purchase it directly from the official Testube music store. The song is also making its way to larger online retailers like iTunes, eMusic, and Amazon and should be available for purchase from those sites soon.
Please help spread the word, and don't forget to also donate directly to one of the more reputable charitable organizations assisting the victims of the tsunami. Thanks! keep reading »
I've just completed recording and mastering a brand new cover version of the classic Pixies track "Wave of Mutilation", as made famous by the popular eighties flick about pirate radio Pump Up the Volume! The slow and melancholy "UK Surf" version of this song has always been one of my favorite songs from the Pixies, and the Testube version stays fairly faithful to the mood and delivery of this tasty soundtrack dirge, while giving it a more electronic contemporary spin.
The new cover version of "Wave of Mutilation" should be available online as a digital single by the end of the week; I'm just waiting for mechanical licensing clearance, since it is a cover song. All proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist the victims of the recent horrible tragedies in Japan. Please keep the Japanese people in your thoughts. I'll post a follow-up when the digital single goes live. keep reading »
I recently posted that Testube will be writing music for a new 3-D film project by ClandestCine Films. Michael has requested that I create a cover version of the classic track "Crackdown" by Cabaret Voltaire for the film. It's exciting for me to cover a song by Cabaret Voltaire, as they were a big influence when I was younger. Their abrasive early live recordings, in particular, were quite awe-inspiring at times.