21 March 2006

An Unexpected Cover, part II

KEXP's most recent podcast Music that Matters (volume 10?) reminded me of the awesomely flexible cover Mark Kozelek did of Modest Mouse's Tiny Cities Made of Ashes. Cool thing about the cover is that when MM does it, it's a typically bombastic, angular Modest Mouse song; then Kozelek covers it and makes it into a dreamy, wandering meditation that's not at all surprising on a Sun Kil Moon CD. It's a little hard to take the SKM version seriously at first, but after the shock wears off, they're both good songs. And exactly what I always hope'll happen in covers.

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