Remember back when Garden State
came out and everyone became immediately obsessed with Let Go
, by Frou Frou, and when Sin City
came out, and everyone was obsessed with Cells
, by the Servant, and when Closer
came out, and everyone listened to a lot of Damien Rice?
Get ready to love Scala and Kolacny Brothers, motherfuckers, because their cover of Creep
was just used in the theatrical trailer for The Social Network
, David Fincher's Facebook movie. (Yes, that is an extreme oversimplification of the plot.)
I have been listening to this Belgian girls choir for at least five or six years. It is next to impossible to find any illegal downloads of their music, so you'll just have to spend some money. (amazon) (iTunes)
I found them during Covers week on audiography
at some point in time, first with a download of their cover of I Touch Myself
by the Divinyls. The cover is so sweet and earnest - a complete change from the playful tone of the original. They have a few music videos on Youtube, including one for the Cure's Friday I'm in Love
and several live performances which include unreleased songs.
They are honestly one of my favorite groups. I love well-done covers, and I've always loved choral arrangements of songs. Another similar favorite of mine is the Langley Schools Music Project
. Their cover of God Only Knows
is completely fantastic. (here
and sorry about the baby home video, it's the only one I could find)
There, a quick primer on Scala and Kolacny Brothers. Now you can download all their music as quickly as you can and pretend you knew about them before.
eta: WELL FINE APPARENTLY TRENT REZNOR STOLE MY FAVORITE CHOIR'S CHANCE AT THE BIG TIME. VEGA CHOIR DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A WIKI PAGE.