Listen to a live recording of Marc Neibauer performing “Kathy + Ken” in NYC (playing Johnny Brenda’s on 9/27)
Although he just released an LP called Don’t Fall Apartunder his own name last month, Philly’s Marc Neibauer hasn’t completely let go of his Eat Your Birthday Cake roots. The indie pop musician recently played a show at Brooklyn’s Spike Hill where he dug into the EYBC catalog and pulled out a rendition of “Kathy + Ken,” an ominous-sounding love ballad that appeared on his band’s 2011 record Enemies. The live version is a little brighter and lighter than the recorded version, with clearer keyboard melodies replacing the fuzzy synths of the original. Stream the live take below, followed by the original. Neibauer will headline Johnny Brenda’s on September 27th with Scott Churchman, Other Colors and The Fantastic Imagination; tickets and information can be found here.