Jul 092012

Frequent Triple J Like a Version visitors The Maccabees returned to the studio this week for another live session. Last time they stopped by the studio, they covered The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.” During this visit, they reached a little further into the musical past and performed Neil Diamond‘s oft-covered track “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon.”

The British indie rockers start out their brief cover with an eerily simple intro. Led by Orlando Weeks’ wavering falsetto, the track builds to a lush conclusion full of nervous, jangly guitars, entirely abandoning the smooth lounge vibe of Diamond’s original. As they expand their covers repertoire, The Maccabees continue to show a striking ability to bring their own distinct sound to the work of other artists. Check out the video of their performance below.

The Maccabees- Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Neil Diamond cover)

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