Cover versions can prove to be tricky territory for even the best of bands. At their best they can re-invent and breathe new life into tired old standards providing a fresh perspective on something familiar. At their worst however, they can be nothing more than embarrassing train wrecks, not even fit for release as b-sides or bonus tracks. The Darcys then, have taken a huge gamble releasing a whole album of covers in this, Aja, a re-imagining of the Steely Dan album of the same name from 1977. That's right, not content with bashing around one tune from the album, they have overhauled the whole album.
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The Darcys' new single, Josie, is a cover of the Steely Dan song, taken from their 1977 album Aja. The Darcys have recorded their own interpretation of the critically acclaimed album and released it in January 2012, through Arts & Crafts. Josie is available to download from The Darcys' website.
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