17 April 2007

I want you to know....

Grizzly Bear's "Knife" was one of my favorite songs to emerge from 2006. Everything about it is perfect. The way the opening chords slowly simmer and steadily sway and burst into full-on acoustic boil -equal parts mood and melody with hazy, airy harmonies that endlessly ripple, as if a stone beens plunked into a bottomless pond.

So apparently some band I know little about called Born Ruffians has covered this gem of a song. There version is tighter, more upbeat, with about double the swagger and snarl. And also about half the length. I'm still partial to the original but decide for yourself.

Grizzly Bear - Knife

Born Ruffians - Knife (Grizzly Bear Cover)

Buy Grizzly Bear's Yellow House

Additionally, some clever lil' indie genius decided to mash-up "Knife" with freaky Swedish electronica group The Knife's "Heartbeats". Get it cause both songs/artists use the word "Knife" as their moniker! Wow, this mash-up works better than it has any right too, but man is it good!

Knife/Heartbeats Mashup (Grizzly Bear Vs. The Knife by PARRKA)


Anonymous said...

you didn't mention it in this post, so i'm wondering if you've heard the girl talk remix of "knife"?

grizzly bear - the knife (girl talk remix)

definitely worth a listen.


Jess said...

I've heard of it, but I haven't actually heard it. Thanks so much, Kate. Can't wait to listen!

Jeremy Edwards said...

The Girl Talk remix/mash-up of "The Knife" is, in my opinion, masterful. But I don't believe all Grizzly Bear fans would like it. "Yellow House" took awhile to grow on me, but it's a good album. It was this clip that sold me on Grizzly Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jjy2P0MSVlo