Video premiere: The Dustbowl Revival covers Supertramp classic

Wendy Geller
Senior Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges a variety of different vintage Americana genres — including bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues, and swing — to create a sonic mixture all their own.

Their new eponymous album finds the Los Angeles-based ensemble evolving and refining its music, which is well evidenced by their latest video: Yahoo Music is excited to debut the group’s cover of ’70s classic “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp.

Frontman/guitarist Zach Lupetin explains the band’s decision to cover the song. “As an eight piece band it’s often hard to agree on potential songs to cover — but [vocalist] Liz [Beebe]came up with the Supertramp idea and it just clicked. It was like a ‘love at first jam’ with this tune in the rehearsal space.

“There is something otherworldly and odd about ‘Breakfast In America,'” he continues. “Like it’s from the POV of alien creatures dreaming about what it would be like to go to Texas and find a girl. As a songwriter I appreciate the oddity. We added the jam section because like a lot of classic rock radio the actual song is so succinct — we wanted to go beyond the radio edit and felt we could give the live interpretation more breath and spirit. How can we really rock out?”

If you’d like to keep up with the Dustbowl Revival’s schedule, check here.

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