Conan O’Brien fan Ted Leo’s forthcoming The Brutalist Bricks is a largely upbeat (’80s hardcore-influenced) affair, but he’s introduced an extracurricular balladic thread via three covers posted and made available at Twitter. As he put it in his allotted words:

This evenings toss-offs: 3 power ballads by women, inspired by @debenham’s request for Robyn. Learn, play/record live, make into MP3s…

Toss-offs, perhaps, but you can’t fuck with a fuzzed-out and heartfelt “Joey.” He also left his mark on Sade’s “By Your Side” and Robyn’s “With Every Heartbeat.”

(via @TedLeo)

As an aside, The Brutalist Bricks is out 3/9 via Matador. And remember, “Even Heroes Have To Die.”

Comments (2)
  1. Jesse  |   Posted on Jan 18th, 2010 0

    He also posted a cover of Nick Lowe’s “So It Goes” the other night. Good Stuff.

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