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Kneebody Covers Beck's "Dear Life" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Kneebody is continuing their cover series with a new song this week-- their take on Beck's "Dear Life" off his latest album, Colors. Comparing the two songs, Kneebody is definitely taking Beck's tune and sprinting with it. If this is the pace the group is taking all their recent pop covers, this will stay a series to stay up on. Give the video some play after the jump.

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Kneebody Cover Rihanna's "Work" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

I wasn't really asking for this, but I also make it a habit to sleep on Rihanna (hell, I still like Sia's earlier work), but "Work" is a catchy song and it certainly has its place in the culture. It certainly reached the guys of Kneebody who just dropped their take on the song which is certainly still Rihanna's hit but also very much a Kneebody tune, with its production, Shane Endsley's cool trumpet solo, and Nate Wood's always mind-blowing drumming. Check out the video after the jump.

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Kneebody - "Uprising" (Studio Session Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

We've already made note about how excited we are for Kneebod's dope new album, Anti-Hero, dropping March 3rd on Motéma. As the quintet continues touring and general mustering of enthusiasm for the new album, they've also just released the studio session video for the song "Uprising". Check it out after the jump.

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Kneebody's New Album, 'Anti-Hero', Out March 3

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

A new Kneebody album is cause for celebration, that and probably fanatical dancing. The rambunctious quintet consisting of Ben Wendel on tenor sax, Shane Endsley on trumpet, Adam Benjamin on keyboards, Kaveh Rastegar on bass, and Nate Wood on drums (when they aren't multi-tasking, of course) are getting ready to release their next album, Anti-Hero, on March 3rd on Motéma Music. In fact, the first single, "Uprising", is available for download now when you pre-order the album on iTunes. Check it out after the jump; like many things involving this band, you shouldn't sleep on this.

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Kneebody & Daedelus - "Drum Battle" (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Ben Wendel and the rest of the guys from Kneebody have known Alfred "Daedelus" Darlington for a good long while. The dandy producer and the throttle-down jazz innovators have had glancing musical dalliances in the past, but thay hd yet to release a full blown album together… until now. Is it any surprise that it's taking the LA, Flying Lotus-headed label Brainfeeder to make this possible? Kneedelus -- the collaborative album between Kneebody of saxophonist Ben Wendel, trumpeter Shane Endsley, keyboardist Adam Benjamin, bassist Kaveh Rastegar, and drummer Nate Wood, and producer dynamo Daedelus -- is out November 27th on Brainfeeder. Check out the first single, "Drum Battle", a song that totally gets buck and which you may be playing all damn day, below.