Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fiona Apple - Pure Imagination

Chipotle Mexican Grill debuted its third film, titled "The Scarecrow", this afternoon and the most surprising part - aside from a fast food chain making short animated films - is the inclusion of a beautiful, awe-inspiring cover of the Willy Wonka classic, Pure Imagination, from meltdown prone Fiona Apple.

The film created by Moonbot Studios, hopes to shed some light on the increasing amount of processed foods while supporting local farmers. The 3-minute video is a companion piece for Chipotle's new app-based game of the same name.

This isn't the first time they've hooked up with a talented artist, both Karen O and Willy Nelson have contributed music to the project, spearheaded by Chipotle's Cultivate Foundation. The foundation is also responsible for the Cultivate Festival that passed through Chicago over the weekend.

Yahoo! is reporting that the song will be available for purchase via iTunes, but no release date has been announced.

Fiona will hit the road next month with Blake Mills for their "Anything We Want" Tour. Tickets are still available for their Chicago show at the Bank of America Theatre.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Dan Croll - In/Out (William Carl Jr Remix)

UK singer-songwriter Dan Croll has been garnering attention since his debut single, From Nowhere, found itself atop the highly coveted Hype Machine popular chart last year. Airplay on BBC Radio 1 soon followed and in less than a year, it seems everyone is predicting big things for the 23-year-old from Liverpool.

His latest single, In/Out, is somehow even better with noodling guitars and smooth vocals that make the song playable practically anywhere. London's William Carl Jr. decided to drop the guitars and drench it in synths for his remix, giving Croll's voice the spotlight with a R&B feel.

Dan will be in town for a show at the Empty Bottle, on Tuesday, October 1. Tickets are still available.