Your new favorite cousin duo, Relatively Speaking, just blessed us with two covers. The Philly based group comprised of Vincent Gonzales and Patchy McElroy recently described their music in an interview with The Tab Temple as, “A psychedelic journey into modern greatness with a hint of patriotism and frustration with the establishment.” And this elaborate explanation shines through with their first wave of music.
Their cover of Amine’s “Caroline” sounds nothing like the original, but in the best way possible. It’s completely acoustic, and Vince’s voice is enchanting serving as a perfect match for the guitar—it is beautifully done. They aren’t afraid to take on a challenge like this one, and it makes us deeply interested to see what they can do with originals.
The duo also covered The Miracles version of “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me”. Yet again they are masters of making any song their own. Their harmony is incredible and the familial bond they share is surely a contributing factor to this. The use of the harmonica also gives it that bluesy vibe that we expect to see in future originals.
This band is one to watch for. Be sure to catch them at the Milkboy South Street on February 9. The show goes from 9 pm till midnight and it’s free admission, so, there is really no reason we shouldn’t see you all there.
Check out all their songs on SoundCloud below.