There's been a slew of cool cover songs floating around the interwebz lately; I especially like the A.V. Club's web series “Undercover” and Levi's Levi's Pioneer Sessions. Yesterday I watched Owen Pallett perform a watered-down version of Guided by Voices's “Game of Pricks” on “Undercover”, which features bands covering songs chosen by those purveyors of taste at the A.V. Club. And while I said “watered-down,” I actually found myself humming Pallett's version in my head today. Watch the video after the jump.
Owen Pallett covers Guided By Voices
The Levi's Pioneer Sessions is another
series that hosts free mp3s of acts covering classic songs. The Dirty Projectors, She & Him, and Nas have all been on the
site; today, the Shins' cover of Squeeze's “Goodbye Girl” is on the site. It's the
first Shins song that's been out since singer James Mercer reorganized
the lineup last year; you can download it on the Levi's site.