UPDATE: The Kooks sing MGMT with their version of Kids (2.7mb).
I love cover versions of songs. Good ones can be awesome and I think the reinterpretation of an existing text is something that has so much potential, whether its music, literature, movies or television. The above video is this week’s like a version from triple j with Ben Folds doing a piano and percussion heavy cover of The Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights’.
Random and sometimes surprising covers often turn up on Hype Machine, so check it out. Along with the Ben Folds cover mp3 here is some tracks I’ve stumbled upon lately.
> Ben Folds sings The Postal Service with Such Great Heights (5.1mb)
> David Gray sings The Killers with Smile Like You Mean It (3.3mb)
> Mystery Jets sing Bloc Party with The Pioneers (4.4mb)
> Editors sing Gorillaz with Feel Good Inc (4.1mb)