Apr 112013

There’s always some song that’s getting a lot of cover attention at any given time. Whether ironic or sincere, there’s some intangible quality about certain songs that makes them supremely coverable. That song, at the moment, seems to be the theme from HBO’s Game of Thrones, and it’s easy to see why. A range of new covers – from Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Marissa Nadler, and Chvrches – have sprung up in the wake of the premier of the show’s third season, and display the vast possibilities of the song.

Lesh’s cover is a rollicking jam played with some members of his family and the Terrapin Family Band, Nadler’s is a layered a capella piece reminiscent of The Ocarina of Time, and Chvrches’ is a fun bit of synth that somehow manages to be an even better fit than Queen’s “I Want it All” for Game of Thrones’ 1995 reimagining. All of them bring out a fantastically different side to the theme, and all seem to wear the trappings of a different side of the show. Enjoy.

Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band – Game of Thrones Theme

Marissa Nadler – Game of Thrones Theme

Chvrches – Game of Thrones Theme

Check out more from Phil Lesh at his website, from Marissa Nadler at her website, and from Chvrches on Facebook.

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