Three Imaginary Girls

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You love Clem Snide. You love Journey. And it’s a natural progression to assume they’re two great tastes that taste great together. Right? Right.

Seated on the floor armed with nothing but charm and a ukulele, Eef Barzelay proceeded to blow us last year with a rendition of “Faithfully” for the AV Club sessions. (You can dig on it right over here if you’re so inclined.) Given his propensity for stellar cover choices — take “Two Tickets to Paradise” for starters — it’s no surprise that even a Journey track, in his hands, gets morphed from a tired hipster cliche to a handful of heartache on a plate. Can you even imagine what he’d do to an entire album? We can, and our heartstrings are worn thin (in the very best of ways, of course) at the mere thought of it.

Turns out, we’re not alone: between now and June 2nd, you can be one of the people that helps back the latest Clem Snide project, which is nothing less than Eef & Co. doing a whole proper EP of Journey songs. FOR THE WIN. They’ve managed to almost triple their $5,000.00 Kickstarter goal, but the treats are so good that people just keep on keepin’ on — and you can get in on the action too. (Got $16.00? You’ll get a limited edition EP plus a download. Got $1500.00? Eef Barzelay will come to your m-f HOUSE and play a show, and you get the album, and you get on guest list for life for all of his shows, plus all kinds of other treats.)

So run, don’t walk, over to the Clem Snide’s Journey Kickstarter page. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say you’ll be glad you did.

{Photo of Eef Barzelay courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard. Hat tip to Laura Musselman for the story!}