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There’s a lot going on here, mostly positive (I see you back there, Warren Moon). Casablanca’s droll vocals can still be charming in the right context, and it’s nice to see Beth play something besides “brooding frontwoman”. But the best thing here is the song itself, a cover of a one-off collaboration between Lydia Lunch and early Danish punks Sort Sol.
Hot Chip apply their deadpan funk to The Boss’ classic, and then segue into LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” towards the end of the video, though the latter isn’t quite as much of a stretch for them.

The Pains offer up their sugary-sweet take on the James classic “Laid”. It’ll be on their forthcoming Hell EP, along with a Felt cover and an original.

I still believe that the Kevin Parker-featuring “Daffodils” off of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special (maybe you’ve heard of it?) is a fantastic song. I’ve also long maintained that Foals are still a great band, even as they get more polished in their journey away from Antidotes. So how convenient it is that the band offered up their take on the song during a recent stop at Triple J.
On the subject of live music, Thomas Watkiss will be in the studio tonight, playing live and blowing minds. Tune in at 9PM, www.wrct.org.
For years, I’ve preached that Yo La Tengo will usher in the apocalypse and bring our time on Earth to a violent, fiery end, and you’ve all (repeatedly) laughed at me. Well who’s laughing now, jerks?

Back in 2006, Hebden and the late Steve Reid shared their take on Derrick May’s dancefloor staple.

Speaking of covers, this is one of my all time favorites. I think Daniel screaming into the phone helps. Anyhow, this article talks about the 5 best Yo La Tengo covers.

Well isn’t this convenient timing? Jim just played the original “Davey Crockett” on the show this Sunday, and then Hinds (fka Deers, who released two of my favorite singles last year) go and post up their stellar cover of the classic.