Crystal Antlers - 'I Slept in an Arcade'
Just the other day, Crystal Antlers said they're not releasing their new album, Two Way Mirror, 'til August. Now, a new song of theirs has popped up on the deep, dark new music section of the Blogscape. The 'Antlers have covered Black Randy & The Metrosquads' 'I Slept In An Arcade', which will be featured on a compilation record named Beat LA; other musicians who have contributed to the album include No Age and Bobb Best Coast, to name a few.
Beat LA is being released by Narnack Records and Greatminds Records to raise money for Doctors Without Borders, a relief organisation that is helping to repair the damage caused after last year's earthquake in Haiti. Listen to Crystal Antlers' version of 'I Slept in an Arcade' above.
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