Tuesday, July 26, 2011

now playing:tuesday - 2Cellos (again!)

a little while ago i posted a video of today's feature and since then they have release a full album of pop music covers.
today's feature is
This cello duet, from Slovenia and Croatia, have become a hit almost overnight.  They posted a video of themselves covering Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" this past January, 2011.  Their YouTube video received over 3 million views in the first two weeks!  Since then they have made countless appearances all over the world performing covers of popular music. 
They decided to put together a cd of popular music covers.  Recording wrapped in May and the album was just released last week.....talk about working fast.
Their self titled album includes covers of bands such as U2, Muse, Nirvana, Guns 'N Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Kings of Leon, and Coldplay.  If you are a fan of string and instrumental music you will really like this album.  You're probably thinking..."well does it sound like classical versions of these artists?" and the answer is no.  They do a really good job of getting the rock sound and intense beats in there....just with their cellos.  If you watched the video i posted a while ago you know they dont play gently....they break bows.
This cd has been in heavy rotation over the past week....i love it!!
I like to play string instrument music while at work....which is why i have several Pandora stations dedicated to just that.  If you like string instrument music that is more modern or does pop music covers you might want to make a Pandora station based on these artists:  Vitamin String Orchestra, Bond, Escala, The Section Quartet, and of course 2Cellos

As always...if there is music you would like me to try out and feature let me know.

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