Ryan Thomas Becker was a busy man during 35 Conferette, putting on performances with RTB2 and the now-defunct Eaton Lake Tonics, as well as his other project, Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke, which features Tony Ferraro of Eaton Lake Tonics, Andy Rogers of Oso Closo, and Grady Don Sandlin of RTB2.
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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.