A Different Kind of Time Travel: The Music of Today, Yesterday!

I don’t want to spoil the pure awesome that is Bioshock Infinite, but one of the coolest things about the game is its music. Not only does it have an incredible original score, but interspersed throughout the narrative are curious hints that things in Columbia are not what they seem. That is, music from the future.

Well, their future. Our past. You have to think fourth-dimensionally.

What’s even cooler? Scott Bradlee, who provided a couple of the cover tracks for Bioshock Infinite (in particular, this Ragtime-Waltz cover of Tears For Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”) has his own YouTube channel, where he and his friends remake modern music in a variety of past styles.

Together, they’re called Postmodern Jukebox, “Imagining the possibilities of music, one ridiculous video at a time…”


You can check out their version of Thrift Shop in the video up there, straight from the Jazz Age, or visit their channel for even more curious twists on the popular(?!) music of today.

Oh, and before I forget: I know you’ve been wondering what it would be like if Lady Gaga fell through a wormhole and ended up leading a classical quartet. Here you go.

Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.