RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”

Vampire Weekend Mumford and Sons

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.

RUN FOR COVER: BJÖRK VS. ANE BRUN: “JÓGA”

Bjork Ane Brun

It goes without saying that no one can top Björk. Her songs are too pure at their core to be mimiced. Ane Brun, however, came the closest we’ve seen to doing Björk justice.

REVIEW: A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW AT GREAT SCOTT

A Sunny Day In Glasgow

The ’80s may have been a while ago, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are giving today’s generation the scope of shoegaze they thought they would never see live.

PERFUME GENIUS VS. THE NATIONAL: “LEARNING”

RFC_PerfumeGeniusTheNational

The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later