May 212012

This is the second time we’ve featured a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Only Living Boy in New York.” Last time, Denmark artist Mikkel Hess, who performs under the name Hess is More, created a version that relied heavily on experimental electronics, eschewing many lyrics in their entirety so to repeat selected highlights like the impeccable, “Half the time we’re gone, but we don’t know where.”

If you favor something a little more traditional, listen to Fort Frances‘ recently released version of “The Only Living Boy In New York.” It’s in the vein of covers that aim to express admiration through imitation. Singer David McMillin’s vocals have a little more twang than Simon’s, and the cover emphasizes a more distinct drumbeat, but otherwise, not too different. Download/stream below.

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