TASHAKI MIYAKI | Heartbeat (Buddy Holly Cover)

California’s Tashaki Miyaki posted a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Heartbeat” on soundcloud. This scuzzed-out, garage Jesus and Mary Chain-like duo aren’t new to the old-school sounds of do-wop or even Motown soul, because just a couple of months ago they posted a version of Sam Cooke’s “Nothing Can Change This Love” on bandcamp. But these aren’t your standard standards — rather they keep the melodies and sways, but add scorching guitar, layers of reverb while keeping a very real lo-fi quality. It’s a style that’s sugar and spice and everything nice, with a little dirty grime to boot. “Heartbeat” comes with any purchase of Tashaki Miyaki’s newest EP, which you can get via Sounds of Sweet Nothing boutique label. Read an archived Their Bated Breath post about the band here. — David D. Robbins Jr.

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