SCOTT BRADLEE’S TIME-TWISTING POSTMODERN JUKEBOX RETURNS WITH A
SECOND COLLECTION OF VINTAGE-POP MASH-UPS
The Essentials II features hits by Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Metallica, Britney Spears, Sia, David Bowie and others transformed into vintage swing, golden-age rock, Motown soul, doo-wop, and blues
In the two years since the release of its best-selling compilation album The Essentials, Postmodern Jukebox has grown from a viral sensation to a worldwide phenomenon. Founder and mastermind Scott Bradlee has taken his offbeat vision of gramophone music for a smartphone world and transformed it into a throwback empire, with celebrity guests alongside world class vocal talent, ambitiously eccentric surprises alongside meticulously crafted arrangements, and a touring show that has thrilled music lovers of all generations across six continents.
The Essentials II, set for release on November 2, 2018 via Concord Records and Postmodern Jukebox Records, charts the astounding growth and time-warping sensibilities of PMJ, collecting 18 more favorites from the group’s era-colliding mash-ups. There’s a heavy metal anthem twisted into Motor City soul, a ’90s boy-band earworm refitted with angelic doo-wop harmonies, the Biebs and Britney turned black and white, even a sad clown turning a party-girl anthem into a melancholy ballad.