Whay Back Whensday: Postmodern Jukebox – Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop”

Posted: September 4, 2013 by Dethfrequency in Song of the Day, Whay back Whensday
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Okay Okay. So this isn’t an actual original Doo-wop song from the 50’s. But it is a very well done version of the popular Miley Cyrus tune “We Can’t Stop”.

The two versions are almost indistinguishable. Accompanying the smokey voiced Robyn Anderson is the Brooklyn based accapella group, The Tee Tones. Robyn’s band, Postmodern Jukebox, does incredible renditions of popular songs and takes them backwards a few decades or as they call it “classing” them up. Robyn’s voice definitely has a similar sound similar to that of Lana Del Rey, and pulls off the pin-up style with much more ease. Which begs to ask the question “Why the HELL isn’t Lana Del Rey singing Doo Wop!?”

Postmodern Jukebox’s music is very well done with use of modern tools to recreate old imitations of new songs. Miley Cyrus definitely needed to be put in a better light. Good thing this performance had nothing to do with her. There is no twerking, giant life-sized sex teddies, or absurd hair-styles. Just good ol’ Doo-wop and some classy singing.

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Teach your new dog to act like the old one. Obviously the only logical route.

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