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This is a weird, weird day. I can't imagine anyone out there doesn't have some level of anxiety, and posting about something like music seems really trivial. But I think we could all use some distraction and happiness today, so I'll be bringing you some cover songs today, since they're something that brings me joy.
Earlier this year we became smitten with Answering Machine, a Brooklyn band featuring two school teachers that play a grown up version of pop punk. They've released a cover of Bruce Springsteen's 1978 song "The Promised Land." I've been a late convert to the music of Springsteen, and I haven't made it to Darkness on the Edge of Town yet, but the first surprising thing about Answering Machine's cover is how faithful it is to the original. For a band that doesn't typically use harmonica, theirs is spot on to Bruce's original. The main difference between the two is Answering Machine's is filled with joy and you can't help but feel the fun they're having with this song.
You can listen to Answering Machine's version of "The Promised Land" below. For more on Answering Machine, check them out on Facebook.