Netherfriends Does Nilsson

Netherfriends, a Chicago, Illinois, band has recorded a tribute to Harry Nilsson in the form of a half-dozen songs created from samples of Harry Nilsson’s music. Shawn Rosenblatt, the only constant member of the group, layered samples from Nilsson’s recordings and remixed the vocals to create Netherfriends Does Nilsson. 

Netherfriends Does Nilsson is available free on the artist’s Bandcamp page.

Brass Bed Releases On Nilsson

Brass Bed has released an EP titled On Nilsson. The EP contains covers of four of Harry Nilsson’s songs, One, He Needs Me, He’s Large, and Don’t Forget Me.

The Lafayette, Louisiana, band decided to record the songs for the EP after appearing at a Harry Nilsson tribute. Embuing the songs with the group’s “trademark pop schizophrenia” – while ensuring that they can be performed live – took several months.

“Nilsson is a gifted songwriter, overshadowed by his famous friends.” explained Brass Bed’s frontman, Christiaan Maderstill, “His work hearkens back, in the best ways, to a time when the song itself was the prize. So it bears revisiting with new ideas for production.”

On Nilsson is available from Crossbill Records and can be downloaded from Amazon.com.