“Just because it's auto-tuned doesn't mean it's not sincere,” said an unidentified member of Gayngs, a band comprised of members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Dosh, Solid Gold, and more (via The Village Voice). This Northern super-group took on Sade's “By Your Side” at a recent Daytrotter session as well as at some shows. They added some Auto-Tune and a background choir of voices to cover this slow jam. Now, I know what you're thinking: Hide your kids, hide your wife. However, it really works. Check out a live video and the Daytrotter MP3 below.
The cover-blogging-internet-music-webosphere is exploding. Or imploding. Or just ploding generally. Basically… a lot of new covers have cropped up in the past 24 hours.
The Bon Iver-featuring Gayngs take a leisurely stroll through the recently-incarcerated George Michael’s “One More Try” with help from Har Mar Superstar. The Morning Benders trot a bit faster through a Ram classic for a new mixtape. Japandroids throw a PJ Harvey cover on the b-side of their new seven inch. Phospherescent hits the heavens with a faithful “Across the Universe.” Example unleashes his inner teenie-bopper with the 274th cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”