The tradition of taking someone else’s work and putting your own spin on it is a storied one and history is littered with examples of rote duplication and insanely creative re-inventions. And of course there is a wide spectrum between those two poles. Chan Marshall (nom du mic as Cat ...
RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”
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.