Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013 Cover & Remix Week: Caveman vs. Vacationer

I love a good cover song, I love a good remix, I love any excuse to hear a song I love (or haven't previously loved, for that matter) twisted and turned into something completely different. It helps the music come alive again.

This week, I thought I would look back on some of the shiniest covers and remixes of 2013; the songs that were borrowed by industry peers, only to be transformed into new little pieces of musical magic. Whether added beats, some imposter sax or newly voiced by the opposite sex  - a re-vamped tune doubles the life of the original.

The first of the week goes to New York indie-rock outfit Caveman, whose striking single "In The City" was recently mixed by Vacationer - a band who shared the bill with Caveman while playing Bowery Ballroom last week. Vacationer's summery spin hardly resembles the original, but is the perfect soundtrack to a snowbird's escape from the throngs of cold winter and onto a white sand beach. Enjoy the jazzy take, from a fittingly titled crew, below.

PS. I had the pleasure of chatting with Caveman earlier in the year - and their dispositions are just as lovely as their songs.

(The Mix)

(The Original)

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