As discussed previously, nothing builds buzz for an indie band like a cover of a good pop song. Proving that sentence true are New Zealand's Little Pictures, putting a new twist on Weezer's '90's classic "Buddy Holly".
Who else in the "Mid-20's to Early 30's" age group has vivid memories of dancing in their school gymnasium to "Buddy Holly" in middle school? I also remember dancing to No Doubt and that Merril Bainbridge song that I haven't heard in about ten years.
For the most part, middle school dance songs haven't infiltrated my night life these days, be they the original version or a cover. Now, however, Little Pictures are helping us wash the bad Raditude taste out of our mouths and reminding us of Rivers Cuomo's heyday, making it all the more cool to dance to Weezer once more. Little Pictures take on the track is seductive and kitschy, just begging to be spun by DJ's everywhere. Plus, it features whistling! As Peter, Bjorn and John discovered in 2007, no one can resist a good whistle.
The pure catchiness of the synth driven cover made me quite intrigued to check out more by Little Pictures and after hearing a few originals, I can't help but nominate the Wellington based group as my cute discovery of the year. Check out their video for "This House Can Fit Us All" to be reminded of warmer days.