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Japanese Breakfast’s C. Hundreds covers his Philly favorites for benefit EP Refrigerator
Refrigerator EP features four tracks by several Philly projects. Hundreds puts his own twist on Ladies Auxillary’s “Practical Life,” a track off their 2011 electronic dream-pop album My Side of the Mountain, Laser Background’s psych-pop distorted “Bright Field,” and singer-songwriter Birdie Busch’s “Sitegreaves Pass” from her album Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night (which Hendrix performed on).
It also features a rendition of the folk twinged group Hand Habits’ “What Lovers Do,” with Hendirx’s voice contrasting that of Meg Duffy’s and a heavier guitar presence to add to the acoustic ensemble.
Hendrix spoke about the project on the C. Hundreds Bandcamp:
“I think we’re all gaining a new perspective on what “community” means and how important our communities are going to be for our future. These songs were written by members of my musical community and I loved reinterpreting them. I made these recordings at various points over the last decade. Thanks to everyone that puts effort into helping people. And thanks to the artists I’ve covered here for writing the songs in the first place. Please look them up!”
While staying true to the tracks’ original forms, Hundreds adds his own style through his production on Refrigerator, making the project a unique twist on the work of some local music spanning over the last decade. Check out the project below and grab a download on Bandcamp.