The concept is simple: We ask a band/artist to choose a song that means a lot/the most to them. Then, they record and send us a video of themselves describing why they chose the song. Think of it like a collaborative video mixtape project.
In this edition, we hear from Bravestation.
|By Mike Dunn|
Toronto's Bravestation dance around genre classification by incorporating a eclectic mix of styles, from new wave to post-punk to indie pop. Although having only formed a few short years ago, Bravestation have already created a sound that distinguishes them from their contemporaries. On the first Mixtape Muse Podcast, I said that they were ambitious, sounding natural but also futuristic, in a way. They've been featured on the site a few times before, so it's safe to say that I think they're something special -- let alone nice dudes. It only made sense, then, to ask the band if they'd be interested in submitting to "What's Your Muse?"
Their choice isn't all that surprising and makes absolute sense when you consider the direction they've taken with their sound. The band behind Bravestation's chosen song dodged genre classification, as well, for their adventurous songwriting and sound and is, understandably, a band that has been a big influence on Bravestation. Like Cheyenne Marie Mize, Archeology, and Sea of Bees before them, the band went the distance and covered the song they chose for "What's Your Muse?" (they even went ahead and recorded a studio version of the song). In the video, Bravestation provides a little window into their world with a montage of band photos and video as their cover plays in the background. Connect the dots after the jump.
Talking Heads - "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)"
DOWNLOAD: You can download Bravestation's 2010 EP for free right here.