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.
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.
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.
Cold War Kids take Nick Cave's song and do their best getting a smile out of his grim number.
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
Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there's so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version.