Everett Coast are an acoustic guitar duo from Los Angeles and their talent is undeniable. They’ve released a four-track EP that showcases their own versions of some pretty epic songs.
John Misko and Danny Byrne, AKA Everett Coast, play a mix of original songs and covers in their live shows. Although their originals are just as impressive as their covers, their take on some pretty iconic songs got fans talking. They needed more.
“Every time we play these covers out live, multiple people ask if they can find recordings of them online,” they explain. “After so many requests, we decided it was time to get them out on record and make them available to the world. We hope everyone loves them as much as we do!”
Their EP, Everett Covers Vol. 1 (Live at Ultratone Studios), includes their covers of Michael Jackson (“P.Y.T.”), Green Day (“Basket Case” feat. Johnny Lee Schell) and a blend of The Beach Boys (“Wouldn’t It Be Nice”) and Bob Marley (“Is This Love”) that you’ve got to hear to believe. The standout track, though, is their toned-down take on Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So.”
If the mix of music seems unusual, it’s not for a band that has an array of influences. They cite Simon and Garfunkel, The Everly Brothers, America, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young as just a few of their inspirations.
Everett Coast formed in 2011 after a friend introduced them. Since then, they’ve released two self-produced EPS, Hey, Hey California and Lift Off. This year, they dropped an EP called The Shel Talmy Sessions, which was produced by Shel Talmy who also worked with David Bowie and The Who. Now, their four-track EP of covers is out and, hopefully, it will open them up to an even larger fanbase. Fans of Weezer will definitely want to give their version of “Say It Ain’t So” a listen. Just when you think you can’t love the song more, the duo somehow makes it possible.
Check out Everett Covers Vol. 1 (Live at Ultratone Studios) on Spotify.