Traditions Cover Taking Back Sunday’s “Set Phasers To Stun”

Traditions-Band

Prepare to be impressed.

If you want to grab headlines without having anything new of your own to share, the one surefire way to get clicks is by covering a song far more popular than anything in your current catalog. This isn’t a new concept by any means, but rather one used by artists for decades in an attempt to reach people who may otherwise never give their music the time of the day. Whether or not it’s a strong marketing tactic is up for debate, but there are a number of artists whose entire career trajectory was changed by a single cover song.

The power a good cover possesses is almost impossible to measure, and if I had to guess, the men of Traditions will soon be seeing a nice return on their decision to cover one of the scene’s most iconic acts. Just this morning, March 9, the band partnered with our pals at Absolutepunk to share their version of the TBS classic, “Set Phasers To Stun.” It’s a bit of an unusual choice, given the fact TBS never made the song a single, but it’s one that plays well with Traditions’ unique sound. You can stream their cover, complete with music video, at the end of this post.

Traditions are more than just a cover band of course, and we hope if you like the clip below you will seek out the rest of their work. You can find them, as well as links to all their music and show information, on Twitter, Facebook, and a number of additional social networks.

If you want more Taking Back Sunday covers, you’re in luck. The cover below, as well as close to a dozen more TBS covers, will be featured on Pacific Ride Records’ A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday, due out on April 14.

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