An oldie but a goodie: Daniel Rossen playing a cover of “Too Little, Too Late” by JoJo live for The New Yorker Speakeasy on Valentine’s Day 2009
Daniel Rossen - Graceland (Paul Simon Cover)
a very happy 30th birthday to Daniel Rossen! CHEERS!
here’s one of my favorite covers of his to celebrate. xo
amazing vibraphone cover of “Sleeping Ute”
Filmed by photographer Brigitte Lacombe in her own studio
Morningwar - Foreground (Grizzly Bear Cover) @ Blackstair Studio
Morningwar sent over their cover of Foreground.
Man Without Wax - Two Weeks (Grizzly Bear Cover)
Possibly Maybe - Final Fantasy & Ed Droste
aka the most beautiful song
Grizzly Bear did a cover of This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life at Lolla.
Pretty cool…hopefully someone taped it!
Ladies Auxiliary - Golden Apple (Department of Eagles Cover)
I’m in a band from Philadelphia called Ladies Auxiliary. I’ve sent along a cover of “Golden Apple” by Department of Eagles from their new album Archive 2003-2006.
A long time ago I was in a band that was on the same label as Department of Eagles, Isota Records. I had listened to their first record and liked it well enough, and when Joe from Isota sent me what he described as rough demos for DOE’s second album in the Summer of 2006 I was interested, but not particularly excited, even when he told me that they were now doing stuff that sounded like Van Dyke Parks and Smile. This was before Yellow House had come out, and to me Dan and Fred were just these two guys who recorded music in their spare time and never played shows.
It’s difficult to coherently describe what those 11 songs mean to me, but as close as I can come is to say that they completely upturned my understanding of what it means to make music. That CD-R came along right when I needed it most, and It’s without a doubt my favorite album. I don’t mind saying that every song I write now is in some way indebted to those Department of Eagles demos, and writing music now seems to be an attempt to somehow recreate how those songs make me feel. That I love them so much seems to be a testament to the idea that outside of hype and even word of mouth music can have a profound effect on a person. it can come out of nowhere. For two years, before In Ear Park came out, it seemed like they had made these songs just for me. I made up titles for them as there wasn’t a tracklist and emailed them hopelessly searching questions in an attempt to understanding how such a monument to song could be created almost as an afterthought.
The third to last song on the CD-R (before a short piano piece and an early version of balmy night), golden apple was always my favorite. I’m not even going to try to write about why I love this song so much except that I just can’t imagine a song affecting me more than golden apple. We recorded the cover much like we record our other songs: with casio keyboard, pedal steel guitar, vibraphone, three part harmonies and bootleg electronic percussion all straight into a cassette walkman. then a fair helping of reverb. It’s a bit of a love letter to Department of Eagles and those demos.
Memoryhouse doing a live cover of “Foreground”
Thanks to mybeesgarden for submitting this cover of Cheerleader.
High School A Cappella Ensemble, Beatboxing , “Two-Weeks”
David Levesque is a bus driver in Florida that makes music in his spare time & videos using old Disney VHS footage. His a cappella cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Shift” + vintage Disney animation is pretty, pretty.
Born Ruffians- Knife (Cover)