I love covers. The ability for a band to take a song that you have already heard a million times, a song you have probably already fallen in love with and and bring it back to life in a new light, is one of the pinnacles of a good band. Good news though! One of my favorite bands Franz Ferdinand is going to be a subject of an EP of some of their best known songs covered by such greats as LCD Sound System and the Magnetic Fields. The EP is set to be released on Record Store day, which is April 16th. I love hearing songs that I already love changed and rearranged by a band I already like, such as LCD Sound System and The Magnetic Fields. It brings a new perspective to a song that has, frankly, gotten stale.
For your listening pleasure I have embedded my favorite track from The Magnetic Fields, “I Wish I Had and Evil Twin.” At some point I will have to post a mix of some of my favorite covers.
I also have my play list from Friday Night’s Music The Vander Wey show.