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Stream The Suburban Plaza's beautiful cover of Sly and the Family Stone's “Hot Fun in the Summertime.” #SoundCheck

OK. So it's almost cruel to post this in the dead of winter, but sometimes you need a little summer jam to remind you what's on the other side of cold. The Suburban Plaza out of Rochester, NY makes the kind of music that should come with a cold drink. R&B, soul, and indie rock chill out on the stoop on their track “Summertime.”

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor


Interpolating Sly and the Family Stone's immortal “Hot Fun in the Summertime” with vocoded harmonies and a super minimal guitar arrangement, “Summertime” turns Sly Stone's exuberant ode to summer into bittersweet nostalgia. It's the memory of Sly Stone's perfect summer day with the sense that it may never come again. Or maybe that's just how it reads in January. The video sets the whole thing to clips from home movies for the ultimate nostalgia blast.

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Comment by chettachatta on January 19, 2014 at 1:14pm

I jus LUV when i  bump into GOODMUSIC.

Comment by Larry "Grey Eagle" Beaner on January 18, 2014 at 11:57am

Excellent & imaginative take on a classic! The harmonies are beautiful.

Comment by Alex Red on January 18, 2014 at 11:03am

Awesome sound ! We WANT MORE!! 

Comment by JC on January 18, 2014 at 8:58am

Love this cover!!!!! 


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