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

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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.

REVIEW: THE LONG COUNT/THE LONG GAME AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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The experience was immersive. It expanded the world and left it that way, bowing as if to say, “This space is yours now. Add to the sound.”

PERFUME GENIUS VS. THE NATIONAL: “LEARNING”

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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

THE NEW TESTAMENT OF CHRISTOPHER OWENS

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Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens happened to be a highly religious cult member, but he’s run off to California to make the country music that’s always been in the back of his mind.