26 May 2006

In Honor of Kozelek's Show at the MFA

Here are what may possible be the most incongruous original/cover pair ever.

First, Modest Mouse's original track "Tiny Cities Made of Ashes." It's a typical Modest Mouse deal--brash, bombastic, angular, often mispronounced. ("Ponch"?)

And then, Kozelek's cover. Typical Kozelek: dreamy, wandering, wistful to the point of blurriness.

If the MM version is the first you've heard, hearing Kozelek do his gentle number on "Gonna hit you in the face / Gonna punch you in your glasses" can cause something of a mental shock; I give it a 5.5 on the Richter scale.

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