This was actually one of the very first things I happened to notice announced on my Facebook feed after I got into work this morning. So, play by play, I read Sir Sly’s status update, announcing that they’ve covered Arcade Fire’s After Life. Pan to me, and I basically dropped my jaw and said, out loud, “you did WHAT?”. No joke. That was my immediate, natural reaction. First of all, I love Arcade Fire. Second of all, I love Arcade Fire. Third of all, though I’m a Sir Sly fan, too, Arcade Fire songs are not easy to cover, particularly songs off their fourth album Reflektor. Notice there aren’t many Arcade Fire covers or remixes around. But I kept my mind open, and I hit the play button on the Los Angeles band’s Afterlife cover. Do you all remember the cover Mr. Little Jeans did a couple years ago? Yea, that one, the one of The Suburbs, that basically helped launch her indie career after everyone was floored by how successfully she’d done it. This is like that. Sir Sly took Afterlife and created a very dreamy, slinkingly slow atmosphere out of the tune, with fantastic vocals to match and haunting electronic production to pair. You’ve erased my doubts, Sir Sly. This is a great cover. You’ve created something very new out of the original.
original by Mario (2004).
Happy cover Friday kids!
the original featuring Julian Casablancas was one of my favorite tracks off Random Access Memories.
a great happy cover Friday to you all
love this. makes me think of Dena :) happy cover Friday everyone
The Red Hot Organization's long in the works Arthur Russell tribute compilation, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell, is out October 21 via Yep Roc. In addition to Russell covers from Robyn, Hot Chip, Blood Orange, Phosphorescent, Jose Gonzalez, Devendra Banhart, Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Scissor Sisters, Cults, and more, it features Sufjan Stevens' rendition of Russell's 1994 track “A Little Lost”—listen above. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, Stevens’ cover is available to download instantly.
aussie dudes SAFIA covering James Vincent McMorrow. happy super dope cover Friday y’all!
chance the rapper & friends singing the theme song to Arthur.
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gorgeous simplicity - only two insturments. happy cover Friday kids
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a very awesome happy cover friday all!
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my Kiesza love affair continues. happy cover Friday kids!
john mayer covering bey. happy cover friday everyone
another gorgeous cover by birdy