Run Toto Run – September single release
There is a school of thought (unfortunately one which is often ignored) that states that there is no point covering a song, unless you think you can improve substantially upon the original, or at least add something new to breathe life into otherwise spent material. Run Toto Run have managed to do both with their much blogged cover of Passion Pit's "Sleepy Head".
Apart from dressing as the supporting cast of "Wicker Man" (Passion Pit's original always lacked a fiddle playing Minotaur), Run Toto Run add a lightness of touch, aptly described as "fairytale music" by Clint Boon.
Their own composition, "Catch My Breath", is pencilled in as a single release in September.
Check it out at www.myspace.com/runtotomusic
Image: Karen McBride