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.
Magic Hero Vs Rock People, an “Austin, TX-based psych/pop/folk group,” has released a 7″ vinyl EP which includes the group’s recording of Harry Nilsson’s “I Live in A World.”
Harry Nilsson wrote the song in 1967 and demo’ed it for The Monkees. But, neither he nor the group ever released a recording of the song.
Magic Hero’s EP, titled Secret Enemy, is limited to 300 copies. The group used vintage instruments and recording techniques to recreate the classic sound of recordings from the late 1960s.
The EP is available from Troun Records.