Orlando, FL's You Blew It! are premiering their cover of Weezer's "My Name Is Jonas" on USA Today. The track appears on their upcoming 5-track Weezer covers EP titled, You Blue It.
Frontman/guitarist Tanner Jones tells USA Today, "To say that My Name Is Jonas is an imperfect song would be the biggest lie of all time and is probably the easiest way to out yourself as a clear poseur. This made covering it very tough. After hours of pulling our hair out, we realized that altering it just for the sake of change might be borderline sacrilegious. For good conscience, we decided to keep the song as is, and bow our heads in respect for a song that begs nothing but tribute."
Topshelf Records will release the You Blue It EP digitally on July 15, followed by a vinyl release on August 12.
You Blue It was engineered by Matt Wilbur and Matt Burns and produced by Wilbur, Burns, and You Blew It. It was recorded at Vanguard Room in Lakeland, FL and mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Mastering.
Physical copies of You Blue It are currently sold out Topshelf but the digital version is available for pre-order on iTunes.
1.) My Name Is Jonas
2.) Surf Wax America
3.) In the Garage
4.) Only In Dreams
You Blew It! is currently on tour in the U.S. with Say Anything, The Front Bottoms and The So So Glos. See dates below.
You Blew It!'s latest LP, the critically acclaimed Keep Doing What You're Doing, has recently landed on a number of mid-year Best-Of lists, including those from Stereogum and Halfcloth.
You Blew It! on tour with Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos
Jul 01 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Jul 02 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Jul 03 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Jul 05 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jul 06 Millvale, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre
Jul 08 Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Fest
Jul 09 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 10 Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Jul 11 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jul 12 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jul 13 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Jul 15 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Jul 16 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Jul 19 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
Jul 20 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Jul 22 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Jul 25 Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Jul 26 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 27 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee