By Staff on January 24, 2013
Next Tuesday, January 29, Brooklyn indie rocker, Allison Weiss, releases a new EP, Making It Up, featuring the title track: an up-tempo, guitar and drums-driven song in which her irresistible, inquisitive lyrics are full of post-breakup overthinking.
Today, FILTER is proud to premiere an equally captivating version of "Making it Up," by indie/punk rock quartet, Fake Problems, hailing from Florida.
Though their moniker would suggest a disinterest in a song so touchy and full of real problems, they were stoked to cover this song, which begs for closure.
According to Fake Problem's singer/guitarist, Chris Farren, "covering a song already so perfectly crafted is a daunting task. We decided to exercise our Bobby Darin skill-set and transform the song from a pop-rock banger to a lament-laden crooner tune. Allison's lyrics set such a vivid scene that it was easy, and comfortable, for us to play around with the background."
Check out Fake Problem's carefully crafted cover, below, carried by Farren's sweet and sour vocals, powerful yet delicate keys, swoon-worthy harmonies, and expressive guitars. You might not be able to take it off repeat...