Monday, January 27, 2014

SONOS PLAYBAR Presents: N.A.S.A. & Karen O - "I Shot The Sheriff" (Grammy's commercial)




Well, it sounds like Lana del Rey wasn't the only artist to debut new music during a Grammy commercial break last night; Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has once again teamed up with N.A.S.A. aka Sam Spiegel (Spike Jonze's brother) for a twinkling Reggae-infused cover of Eric Clapton by way of Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff." Initially appearing within a brief 30-second SONOS PLAYBAR spot, "I Shot The Sheriff" was soon re-uploaded to Soundcloud in full-length form, as well as select digital retailers. Speaking as both a music writer and a fan of both Marley and Clapton's original versions, I'd quite honestly say that N.A.S.A. & Karen O's updated take is a fresh, new, slightly club-ready version of a decades old classic about love, loss, and remorse. Without any apparent further pans for a follow-up to N.A.S.A.'s 2009 debut, The Spirit of Apollo and Indie Rock darlings Yeah Yeah Yeahs' most recent album, Mosquito already in circulation, I'd guess it's pretty safe to say that "I Shot The Sheriff" is just a SONOS-sponsored one-off collaboration, for now at least.

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