So, the other day on my radio show, I played a track off of Bree Sharp’s 1999 debut album, A Cheap and Evil Girl. Â She released a follow-up album a few years later and then largely dropped off the musical map. Â My curiosity piqued by how much I enjoyed her totally-not-a-guilty-pleasure album, I hit up the Google to see what she’s been up to, and boy, did I hit jackpot!
Work on Sharp’s third album, Robots in Love, gradually morphed into being less of a solo acoustic effort and more of an eclectic collaboration with Don DiLego, and they dubbed their side project Beautiful Small Machines. Â My Google skills were extra handy, though, because it turns out that Beautiful Small Machines have just released a delightful, banjo-infused cover of MIA’s “Paper Planes”. Â And if there’s anything I love around here, it’s banjos and intriguing, genre-bending covers of popular songs.
The cover is available on iTunes, along with a few other EPs that Beautiful Small Machines have put out over the years. Â According to their website, Sharp herself is working on another solo album.
Dear Google, thank you for bringing this wonderfulness back into my life. Â Love, me.