Mar 312011

Certainly one of the more enigmatic song titles of recent years, “Detlef Schrempf,” by Seattle’s Band of Horses, is not the sound of an old man clearing his throat, but the name of a basketball player. No matter, the title actually has nothing to do with the song at all, instead simply chosen as a temporary name that bandleader Ben Bridwell never dropped. Now Scottish acoustic artist Amber Wilson presents her version of the track originally found on 2007’s Cease To Begin.

Her sparse arrangement for acoustic guitar and vocals complements the song perfectly. Her fragile, almost child-like voice forces you to pay attention to the lyrics, more so than the original, which just washes over you. Download the track below.

MP3: Amber Wilson – Detlef Schrempf (Band of Horses cover)

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