In an era where streaming reigns supreme, Pure Noise Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon decided to defy the conventions and create something tactile, an homage to a bygone age of music. Teaming up for ‘Dead Formats Volume 2′, they’ve stitched together a compilation that features Pure Noise Records artists lending their voices and styles to classics spanning from the likes of Elton John to Taking Back Sunday.
The most recent tracks to grace our ears are a transformative rendition of New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” by The Early November, Mint Green‘s evocative take on the Incubus staple, “Drive“, and a stirring performance of “Look What Happened” by Less Than Jake, as interpreted by Youth Fountain.
Drawing inspiration from iconic compilations like Atticus’ Dragging The Lake, Punk O Rama, or the Vans Warped Tour Compilations, the ‘Dead Formats’ series offers an avenue for fans to rediscover old favorites through the lens of new, spirited artists. Volume 2 not only pays homage to its predecessor in its mission but expands on it by introducing an even broader array of artists and eras.
“PBR has a long history of engaging and supporting artists… We love this concept and knowing that the artists involved had fun putting this together makes it all rewarding. We hope it’s a record that inspires discovery and nostalgia from the legendary comps.” – says Josh Feingold, Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships in PBR.
For those vinyl enthusiasts, ‘Dead Formats Volume 2′ is not only available for digital consumption but also up for pre-order in vinyl format. Accompanying this is a limited edition merchandise collaboration between Pure Noise Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon, both of which can be found HERE.
A stalwart in the American brewing industry, Pabst Brewing Company boasts a legacy that traces back to 1844. Founded in Milwaukee, the company’s philosophy has always been about supporting those who choose the road less traveled, fostering creativity and uniqueness.
As a taste of what’s in store, a standout video comes from the UK’s The Chisel, covering “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” originally by Elton John.
This track, along with others like Knuckle Puck’s rendition of “Losing A Whole Year” (originally by Third Eye Blind) and Belmont’s version of “Lying From You” (originally by Linkin Park), form the backbone of this diverse and intriguing tracklist.