The Arcs – “Watch Your Step” (Bobby Parker Cover)

Tom Breihan | March 10, 2016 - 9:52 am

The Arcs, lead Black Key Dan Auerbach’s new band, have been steadily cranking out new music ever since they released their debut album Yours, Dreamily last year. And as previously reported, they’re one of many artists to contribute new music to Vinyl, Martin Scorsese’s new HBO show about the New York music business in the ’70s. It’s hard to imagine a more natural fit for that show, honestly. And on the soundtrack for this week’s episode, they’ve covered “Watch Your Step,” Bobby Parker’s 1961 R&B hit. The Arcs’ cover is a faithful interpretation with a bit of fuzz-rock muscle behind it. Listen to it below, via NPR.

Version 1.5 of the Vinyl soundtrack is out tomorrow on Atlantic. And check out Richard Hell’s review of the Vinyl pilot.