10 January 2009

My fave cover of the year so far...

Here's one of the most unpredictable covers I've heard in a long time. Orchestral rockers Pale Young Gentlemen tackle M.I.A.'s ubiquitous smash "Paper Planes". On paper this sort of rendition shouldn't work, but on record it totally does. I just love the crooning vocals, plucky string accompaniment and faux gun shot drumbeats. You will too!
Paper Planes (M.I.A. Cover) - Pale Young Gentlemen

It's just one of many superb covers you'll find on Cokemachineglow's annual Fantasy cover podcast

1 comment:

Doctor Acula said...

This song makes me feel cooler for listening to it. Much like Cake did in the 90s. I define myself by what I listen to and can afford my rock and roll lifestyle!