Watch: Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke Cover New Science Projects at 35 Conferette
|Allison V. Smith|
|Ryan Thomas Becker|
During Last Joke's set at Banter for 35 Conferette, the band covered a song by fellow Denton native New Science Projects (also known as Dale Jones and his backing band), the screechy, blues-punk group that performs covered in garish fake blood and ripped, dirty clothes.
The song in question, "The Train," off of New Science Projects' 2008 album Crocodile, is a slower, more anguished tune that Becker carries quite well, even though he's missing the rough-around-the-edges groan that Jones has become known for.
In the end, it works out nicely: Becker's dramatic style complements Jones' songwriting in a great example of local musicians covering other local artists. Watch the full video after the jump.