I emerged from the depths of Winter Break to find myself more than slightly obsessed with the Legend of Zelda. Now, there’s been an ongoing love affair between the game series and myself for the last twelve years, so this is nothing all too new. In my fanatical scouring of the web for an awesome rock version of the series’ famous theme song, I stumbled across this gem.
This is a group called “I Fight Dragons,” a Chicago-based rock band that has found a way to incorporate two of my favorite things in life: music and video games. They’re hot off of their first full album release, but you won’t find this on any album. Enjoy I Fight Dragons revisit the start of Zelda in their impromptu bit, “I Fight Ganon.”
The Weakerthans - Confessions Of A Futon-Revolutionist
I’m only beginning to delve into The Weakerthans’ discography, but hearing this gem off of Fallow really cemented the fact that everyday I like this band a bit more. “Confessions of A Futon-Revolutionist” is a really cute, if not slightly self-deprecating, song that talks about cats, drinking, and the impending class war.
Hooking Up is a low-fi garage rock band from Richmond, VA that play fuzzy, drunken jams. I stumbled onto these guys on the Topshelf Records board last year and was hooked on their first EP. They released a new EP on Monday, so do yourself a favor and download it for free at their bandcamp.