Wednesday, December 11, 2013

2013 Cover & Remix Week: Phosphorescent vs. Vampire Weekend

This is easily one of my favourite covers of this year, simply because it combines two of my favourite things from 2013: the brilliant Phosphorescent and this song off Vampire Weekend's latest, and greatest, album yet.

Although I've always had a soft spot for Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, he completely stole my heart in 2013 with his sixth album, Muchacho - comprised of new age country-rock hymnals penned from a small town in Mexico. And, while I haven't always been thrilled by Vampire Weekend in years past, they won me over with just about every song on this year's eclectic and lush Modern Vampires of the City. Put the two together, and boom - you've got a twinkling and bare-bones Americana take on Vampire Weekend's indie lullaby "Ya Hey."

PS. If you want more of the beauty that is Phosphorescent - check out his "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" cover. Swoon.

(The Cover)

(The Original)

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