Dec 072010

“We Used to Wait” may be racking up covers from left, right, and center, but Arcade Fire’s seminal debut Funeral hasn’t been forgotten. We’ve seen and heard John Legend and the Roots roar through “Wake Up.” Now we can enjoy a somewhat – okay, drastically – subtler approach. Benjamin Francis Leftwich crafts a quiet “Rebellion (Lies)” around acoustic guitar and his haunted vocals. Other instruments sneak in as things build to a collective climax. Win Butler would approve (via Largehearted Boy).

While we’re on a Funeral kick, download Action Camp’s version of “Crown of Love.” This duet makes the case for what is generally one of the album’s least-beloved tunes. Well, after a false start they do. Hey, if it was good enough for Bob Dylan… It comes off their free Covers Like Tan album.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Rebellion (Lies) (Arcade Fire cover)

: Action Camp – Crown of Love (Arcade Fire cover)
[audio: News1210/07CrownofLove.mp3]

Check out more Benjamin Francis Leftwich here and more Action Camp here.

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  3 Responses to “British Songwriter Debuts Haunted Cover of Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)””

Comments (3)
  1. Really? This has long been one of my favorite Arcade Fire tunes. I’m surprised it’s not one of their more popular numbers… Also, this cover is a little depressed for my tastes.

  2. I’ve always loved “Crown of Love”…and every other Arcade Fire song. I found this cover of No Cars Go by Maxence Cyrin on Stereomood awhile back. He does some other amazing covers including Pixies and Daft Punk.

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