Jul 272011

Earlier this year, NewVillager made a distinctive first impression with their off-the-wall costumed video for “Lighthouse.” Well, really, second impression, following their strange 30-person, 10-room RichDoors Game performance art piece last year. In neither case is the viewer quite sure what is going on, but one thing becomes instantly clear: this band is strange in the best way possible.

Himself known for being a tad unpredictable, Lightspeed Champion’s Dev Hynes just released a cover of “Lighthouse” under his Blood Orange moniker. It’s relatively subdued, but then again, what wouldn’t be compared to the original? Hynes crafts his version around a quirky little guitar line and some far-away vocals. Check it out below, then catch up on his covers of the Beach Boys and Weezer’s Green Album. (via The Fader)

MP3: Blood Orange – Lighthouse (NewVillager cover)

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Check out more Blood Orange at his website or Myspace.

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