September 15, 2006

String Quartet

It's been a while since my last post, and this one will be short cuz I've got to go to work soon. This is a recommendation post for a group called The String Quartet.

I've told some people about them before, I found them when I was looking for the most recent Dashboard Confessional album, and I stumbled across their Dashboard tribute album. Basically, this string quartet records tribute albums that are covers of a particular band. I told mike last night that they had like 30 albums.... its actually 185. They've covered so much, it's insane.

From AC/DC to John Mayer to My Chemical Romance to Death Cab (I have yet to find that one, but it exists). Anyway, if you're looking for some good chill music, think of your favorite band and there's probably a String Quartet tribute album. I like to listen to it whenever, but particularly when I'm sketching or doing homework, I like to have some music going, but find it hard to concentrate to music with lyrics. Anyway, awesomeness. Check it out.

Posted by hollimer at September 15, 2006 3:09 PM

I've got some of their stuff on my computer. They're the ones who did "Strung Out on Radiohead" right?

Posted by: Dan at September 15, 2006 3:18 PM

Sounds like they are actually called "The Section Quartet"

They also play the background tracks on a lot of popular music i guess. I need to check this stuff out.

Posted by: mallio at September 15, 2006 4:29 PM

Actually, Dan, they didn't do "Strung Out on Radiohead." They did an album called "The String Quartet To Radiohead." In my opinion, the "Strung Out" album is far superior. But for that matter, ditch both of them and opt for Christopher O'Reilly's imaginative piano re-arrangings of their songs - "True Love Waits." O'Reilly also has a second album of radiohead "covers" (if you can call them that) as well as an Elliot Smith tribute, neither of which I have heard. "True Love Waits" is phenomenal, though.

As you may have guessed, I actually kinda hate the "String Tribute To..." series. Sorry. The radiohead one bored me to tears. But to each his or her own. I really recomend the O'Reilly though.

Posted by: matty at September 15, 2006 11:18 PM
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