We are delighted to confirm that Matt Embree (of RX Bandits) joins the Rarebreed Flexi Subscription party! This is hot on the heels of the announcement that Chris DeMakes got in on the Rarebreed action with his reggae/soul take on a bunch of hair metal classics
To celebrate Mr Embree's arrival we have teamed up with New Noise Magazine to unveil his reggae/soul cover of Ellie Goulding's "Guns and Horses". Go here to check it out and go here to place your order!
About the release Vinnie said: “We’re huge fans of Matt Embree. Hands down he is one of the most talented men we know. We could listen to him sing all day long and we are positive you could too. We teamed up with Matt to be a part of our flexi subscription and we’re so stoked he agreed. Here is a taste of Matt doing a version of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Guns and Horses.’ This is a musthave for any collector or die-hard RX fan.”
To say that Chris DeMakes is a secret metalhead is huge understatement and we have the tracks to prove it. We've teamed up with Chris for our Flexi Subscription and these songs sound incredible.
Chris decided to take on Motley Crue and Iron Maiden and cover them like you've never heard before.Chris' track shall be part of our Flexi subscription service and isavailable to pre-order here, ships early 2016. To celebrate we teamed up with Substream Magazine to bring you the exclusive stream. GO LISTEN AND LOVE IT.
If you're a Less Than Jake fan ten you'll know their love of all things 80's metal. As such it will come as no surprise to you that Chris chose to cover Motley Crue and Iron Maiden. Here is what he had to say:
I was approached by Vinnie and Obi to participate in their Rare Breed series. They played me a few tracks they had with other artists singing. I thought it was great and was immediately intrigued by the idea of doing a few 80's metal songs retooled into reggae tunes.
After much consideration, I settled on "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue. The 80's metal tunes often get a lot of slack, but when you look past the image of the bands and listen to the melodies with open ears, there's a lot of good stuff there. When I heard the reggae arrangement, I knew I had made a cool choice.
I'm super excited about this project and am honored I was asked to be a part of it. Can't wait to share more of these tunes with you!