Currently out on tour together throwing things back to the mid-2000′s, longtime pals and emo greats Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects have just released some pretty interesting covers of each other’s most popular songs.
Taking tracks from 2002 and 2005, both The All-American Rejects and Dashboard Confessional give their renditions of “Hands Down” and “Move Along” a futuristic makeover adding various electronic sounds and effects.
When asked about his band’s approach on the power-pop anthem “Move Along,” Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba said, “When covering a song we try to adhere as closely as we can to the most recognizable earmarks. Most importantly the melody. The fun comes in the choices the band can make around those earmarks. We had a blast making ‘Move Along’ ours. The song has so much color and power it was easy to feel inspired by it.”
As for The All-American Rejects’ Tyson Ritter, he explained the band’s take on “Hands Down” saying, “’Hands Down’ is an open hearted story of young love. In the original recording, the vocal performance is something that carries you through that tale of pure discovery. Vocally, my immediate intention was to play the opposite. For the musical canvas, we wanted to take all the candy away from this song and feed it nothing but opiates, leaving you feeling as if the instrumentation itself was the nerves the lyrics were expressing.”
To check out the two vastly different versions of “Move Along” and “Hands Down,” be sure to look below. Afterwards, if you’ve yet to grab tickets to see the two bands on tour together, head here.
[via Consequence Of Sound]