Kyp Malone – “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” (Talking Heads Cover) Live Video
Here’s another clip from Our Show With Elliot Aronow, the downtown-arts web series nailing the alternageist by framing fringe-culture heroes in off-beat poses: There was Das Racist covering their wit-rap forefathers Beastie Boys with Hishaam Bharoocha, Ted Leo and Max Silvestri talking anonymous internet assholes, and most memorably Kyp Malone reviewing films on a five-burger scale. (Watch ‘em all here.) Here’s some more of Kyp letting his afro down, the Rain Machinist introducing his cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” saying “A lot of people told me this is their favorite Talking Heads song and not to shit on it, but I’m just gonna do what happens, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be.” What it’s gonna be is not as epic as an Arcade Fire take, though it’d be a naive melody to think it could be — Harsh Toke back him admirably with that iconic four-bar loop, Kyp shows some footwork he doesn’t usually bust out for the TV or the radio, and the Das Racist dudes seemed to enjoy it plenty.
More to watch (including Elliot’s chats with Chromeo’s Dave1 and Karen O’s costume designer Christian Joy) at the Our Show YouTube page.