Wednesday, March 25, 2009

P.O.S. covers Pearl Jam for MTV and receiving notice

P.O.S was one of the breakthrough artists at SXSW 2009! Praised by the New York Times, Spin, MySpace, Boston Globe, Metromix and many more for his powerful live show and genre-defying new album, NEVER BETTER.

P.O.S was among a select number of artists picked to cover Pearl Jam classics for MTV in celebration of the re-release of their debut album Ten for MTV. P.O.S.'s version of "Why Go" is below. The video has started spreading virally, it's currently featured on's homepage in the "Top In All Topics" section.

"I was asked if I was interested in covering a pearl jam song by mtv2. I thought it was funny that they wanted to include me, being a rapper and all, but I wanted to take a shot at it. I loved Ten when it came out, rocked the tape till it popped. One of my favorites on it was why go, none of the bands they asked had picked it yet so I did. I though about reworking the original lyrics into a rap kind of situation, but then I was playing the melody on one of my keyboards and thought it might be more fun to just straight cover it. So I did. It was fun. I hope you likes it." - P.O.S

P.O.S "Why Go" (Pearl Jam Cover)

P.O.S MySpace Music/SPIN Acoustic Performance of "Optimist" at SXSW 2009 + Interview w/John Norris

"Optimist" -

Interview -

"Optimist" Official Music Video:

Tour Dates:
4/9/2009 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
4/10/2009 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
4/11/09 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
4/12/09 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
4/14/09 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater
4/15/09 Tempe, AZ Marquis Theatre
4/17/09 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
4/19/09 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst
4/20/09 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
4/22/09 Lake Tahoe, NV Montbleu Resort and Casino
4/23/09 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
4/24/09 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo

Summer 2009: WARPED TOUR


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