Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox upended all conventional wisdom about pop music and jazz with their debut album, which contains many of the collective's early viral video smash hits. Although the idea of hearing artists like Ke$ha and Macklemore reimagined as their 1920s hot jazz counterparts might sound odd at first exposure, the alchemy of old and new as presented by PMJ is so well-executed and so fresh that any sense of irony is quickly forgotten. Vocalists Robyn Adele Anderson, Miche Braden, and Puddles Pity Party imbue the piano-driven arrangements with passion and panache, and special guest doo wop group, The Tee Tones add an authentic warmth to "We Can't Stop" and "Timber" that makes those tracks sound like lost recordings from Hitsville, USA.
Must-Have tracks: The incredibly catchy viral smash "We Can't Stop", The New Orleans flavored take on "Sweet Child O' Mine", Puddles' somber take on Lorde's "Royals".
*Digitals formats are available in WAV or MP3. WAV format is an Audiophile, CD-quality bundle that contains the original master recordings at full quality. Please note that these files are very large and take time to download!
After a long week at the ice house, the crew would gather at the sandlot across the street every Friday night to relive their childhood dreams of being the next Babe Ruth. The crack of the bat on a worn-out leather ball would bring a smile and cheer from the dugout. As the sun went down and their shadows melted away, competition turned to camaraderie, their leathered faces smiling with child-like delight as they wiped their brow with the sleeve of their 1919 Shoeless Joe Baseball Tee.