Monday, August 3, 2009

Ahh covers...

One of the greatest thing about indie-ish music is that everyone seems to unabashedly cover each other within weeks, sometimes days, of new material being released. Along with mash-ups and remixes, we will try to pick and chose some of the most unique sounding covers that are circulating around.

Here are a few for your listening pleasure:

The Killers - Four Winds (Bright Eyes cover) (link removed)
Very cool cover that replaces violin/fiddle country sound of the Bright Eyes' original with The Killers' own 80's synthesizer sound. Still not as good as the original, but awesome.
Buy the Bright Eyes EP here.

Bat for Lashes - Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover) (link removed)
Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) puts together a smooth slow version of Use Somebody during a BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge session.
Buy the Kings of Leon album here.

Ian McGlynn - Mistaken for Strangers (The National cover) (link removed)
It's a very weird thing to listen to a song by the National without Matt Berninger's unbelievably deep baritone voice-- but New Jersey's Ian McGlynn pulls off Mistaken for Strangers by reaching into the ol' falsetto playbook.
Buy The National album here.
Knatterjack - Time to Pretend (MGMT cover) (link removed)
No idea who/what Knatterjack is... but he/they does an above decent job of converting a jam into a chill piece of music. Definitely different... but definitely worth a listen.
Buy MGMT's album here.

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