DOWNLOAD: tUnE-YarDs - I Really Taught Me To Watusi (KATW cover) (MP3)
tUnE-YarDs @ Bowery Ballroom (more)
"Every spring, as the sun starts to shine, DJs reach for the song "Walking on Sunshine." And since its release 25 years ago this week, just about everyone associated with the song has lived quite well off its success. It was recorded by Katrina Leskanich, and when people used to ask her what she did for a living, she'd say, "I'm a singer in Katrina and the Waves. Oh, never heard of it? You know, 'Walking on Sunshine'?"" [NPR]When I first heard "I Really Taught Me To Watusi" by Katrina & the Waves....
I Really Taught Me To Watusi by Katrina & the Waves (the original)
... while picking songs for this BrooklynVegan Katrina & the Waves covers EP project, I immediately thought of tUnE-YarDs, and when tUnE-YarDs heard the song she immediately said yes to participating. Check out her somewhat lo-fi take on the track for free above. It's track #4 on the above-pictured, currently-5-song EP.
This means so far we have:
1. Sam Amidon - Walking on SunshineStay tuned for the rest soon! tUnE-YarDs dates below...
2. Deer Tick - Sun Street
4. tUnE-YarDs - I Really Taught Me To Watusi
Tune-Yards - 2010 Tour Dates
May 27 - Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California, US
May 29 - Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon, US
May 30 - SASQUATCH! seattle, Washington, US
Jun 5 - ROOTS PICNIC Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
Jun 12 - Il Motore Montreal, Québec, CA
Jun 13 - Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario, CA
Jun 23 - La Scala London, London and, GB
Jun 25 - Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, UK
Jun 27 - HOLLYWOOD BOWL Hollywood, California, US
Jul 16 - Dawson City Music Festival Dawson City, Yukon, CA
Jul 28- Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Aug 1 - Central Park Summerstage New York, NY