Jul 052011

It isn’t often that we come across Killers covers that really seem to emulate the band moniker in all of its variegated connotations. There’s the colloquial adjective; a cover could sound “killer,” in the surfer sense of complimenting something. It could be “killer” in a more literal sense, as though it’s wrapped up in all the macabre trappings of a story about a killer, with a slow pensiveness not quite present in the offbeat, pop-rock originals. Or a Killers cover could simply be deserving of its namesakes, sounding like some sort of introspective alternate take that Brandon Flowers and company might have approached their music with. Continue reading »