Fort Frances is a great little Midwest indie-folk-rock act. The band’s lead singer, David McMillin, is one of my favorite songwriters of all time – as well as one of the most prolific. So color me intrigued a few months ago when the boys started doing a series of cover songs. They show off their musical influence range with these songs, doing versions of Beck, Paul Simon and Daniel Johnston tunes so far. They’re cleverly marketing them and I look forward to each new edition.
But today’s Fort Frances cover took the cake. It is, quite simply, BAD ASS. “Summertime.” Yes. The DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince classic. Turned on its head and folk-ified and so deliriously delicious that it will make your head spin. And you can have it for free.
So, go grab it up, crank the volume, put your car on cruise and lay back … ’cause after all, it’s the summertime.
(P.S. If you dig what the boys are doing, you can get their original song “Hard Earned Heart” for free, too.)