Say what you will about Coldplay, but their album “Rush of Blood to the Head” is an all-time great. I’m still a huge fan of songs like “The Scientist”, “Clocks”, “Warning Signs”, and also the title track.
We played our cover of “Politik” at one show ever – in late November of 2016 at Schuba’s (also the only time we ever played Schuba’s – my favorite small venue in Chicago!). That was a really fun show. We had just gotten back to Chicago after playing a music conference in Toronto, Canada.
We were all tired but at the same time really excited to play Schuba’s in front of a packed crowd. I distinctly remember when Greg and Devin played the first few measures of our Politik cover that night, some guy standing in the front row fairly close to me started freestyle rapping to one of his friends. Makes sense since we’re doing a very Dr. Dre-influenced Coldplay cover here.
I don’t think the other guys in the band even heard this guy rapping in the crowd either, it was just a loud and rowdy night in general.
Anyway, thanks for checking this out, and we hope you enjoy! (And for the record, I still find the song “Yellow” to be pretty annoying.)