We're obviously huge fans of cover songs here at If It's Too Loud... We loved Something Merry's TV Tunes: A Retrospective of TV Theme Songs that was released last year, so we're thrilled to find out this year they've released One-Derful! It's another Boston based compilations of bands covering songs, this time one hit wonders! There is a lot to like here, with some bands making the songs all their own and others doing quite faithful versions. Some work better than others, with some more faithful versions killing it and other less faithful ones working perfectly. I recommend checking out all the songs, since some covers I thought I'd hate I ended up loving. We have existing favorite artists here, with Mint Green (Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn"), oldsoul (Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta"), and Kitner (Semisonic's "Closing Time"), along with some artists I need to check out more of like Rat Tally (Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"), Macseal (Modern English's "Melt With You"), and Divine Sweater (Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky").
You can listen to Mint Green taking on "Torn" below. One-Derful! is out now via Something Merry and can be downloaded via Bandcamp. It allows for the "name your price" option, but since it's a benefit for the Chris Atwood Foundation which creates recovery ready communities through free harm reduction and recovery support services, resources, and education, you should donate something for the album.