Oberhofer‘s cover of Kanye West‘s douchebag anthem “Runaway” is not something new; Cover Me first saw the rough acoustic rendition almost a year ago along with a slew of other covers of the single. For Record Store Day, Oberhofer gave the cover a formal release and executed it in a spacy, rock context.
Kanye West‘s douchebag-toasting hit single “Runaway” – the second one released off of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the one with the 35-minute music video – has been covered more times than we can count. In fact, we did a whole post on our picks of the songs’ five best covers a while back. It’s been redone yet again by Brooklyn’s Oberhofer, the self-proclaimed “coincidence pop” band headed by Brad Oberhofer.
Neon Indian‘s “Should Have Taken Acid With You,” from his debut album Psychic Chasms, is a lovable track, about regretting letting go of a chance at love (or a chance to get high with someone), but he’s not killing himself over it. Its mellow and hazy tones bring to mind a humid summer day, perfect for reminiscing. That album and song were the epitome of the so-called “chillwave” movement that took off during the summer of 2009. New York’s Oberhofer apparently enjoyed chillwave’s renaissance and decided to take on this iconic song from it.