While the new episodes of the OC are absolutely awful, I can’t deny that I watched seasons 1-3 religiously with my high school friends. My closest friends (including Adrian) would get together at Derek (of GWFAS’s) house and would watch the new episodes while drinking Arbor Mist and other incredibly girly sparkling drinks. This does ruin any sort of indie cred I had, but, while the show may now be unbearable, there is one thing that the OC did right: Music.
With “OC Mixes” featuring artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Imogen Heap, and Eels, I have definitely enjoyed listening to all five so far. The newest OC Mix, OC Mix 6: Covering Our Tracks goes in a different direction. It is a mix made up entirely of covers. from Rogue Wave covering The Pixies to Lady Sovereign covering The Sex Pistols, this mix is quite intriguing and I’m excited to get my copy (the album drops 12/5). I have made available two tracks off the upcoming mix: a Rock Kills Kid cover of Spoon’s “I Turn My Camera On”, and a Lady Sovereign cover of The Sex Pistols’ “Pretty Vacant”. The Rock Kills Kid remake puts an entirely new, dark spin on one of my favorite Spoon tracks, and is definitely worth a listen. I haven’t listened to the Lady Sovreign cover enough to formulate an opinion, so I’ll leave it up to you.
Since I can’t seem to find mp3 versions of both, I can only post streams of both, in .mov format. Sorry for the inconvenience, but don’t let that stop you from listening to both.