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Andrew Bird – Andalucia (John Cale cover)

Props to any musician who chooses some non-obvious tunes for their Christmas album. Even Joni Mitchell’s “River” has so often been served as the “surprise” holiday song by now that it feels pretty played out. Andrew Bird covers a few standards on his upcoming Hark! – “Oh Holy Night,” “White Christmas” (though weirdly not the hymn that gave the album its name) – but makes room for some seasonally-appropriate fare John Prine, Handsome Family, and, on the first single, John Cale. Continue reading »

Feb 052013

When most people think of the Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring, they think of blips, bleeps, and awesome light shows. When the duo stopped by Webster Hall on January 11th and 12th for their North American tour with Young Magic, they pulled a trick out of their hat when they covered Soulja Boy‘s “Grammy.”

Singer Megan James sings both parts of Ester Dean and Soulja Boy. The trademark synth and drums of Purity Ring bring an upbeat twist to the hip hop original. Although the video quality isn’t the greatest, you can still get a taste of the duo’s ever-evolving light show to this cover. Continue reading »