Jan 192012

If you’re considering ways to garner attention for your under-the-radar indie band, well make haste and cover Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” Over the past year or so, a multitude of indie artists have been releasing covers of Isaak’s 1989 single. It’s an impressive achievement for a song that was originally only a moderate hit. But the ever-expanding catalogue of interpretations is taking “Wicked Game” to a timeless place. Recently, we examined the Wu Lyf’s live cover of the song, and now, Rewards, featuring Alia Shawkat – yes, Maeby from Arrested Development – have released their cover.

Alia Shawkat and Aaron Pfenning, formerly of Chairlift, now playing as Rewards, managed to distinguish this cover from the pack. It’s electronic, and ethereal, and absolutely delightful. Download it below. (via Stereogum)

MP3: Rewards and Alia Shawkat – Wicked Game (Chris Isaak cover)

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