Thursday, February 7, 2008

Covers: Kaiser Chiefs, Dan Merriweather, Stephanie Kennedy cover Klaxons

The Klaxons' "Golden Skans" was one of last years most addictive singles that too many people haven't heard of. A ton of people have covered it recently, so here's a best-of post to brief you on the highlights.

I know this is my second post in a row to feature both Daniel Merriweather and Mark Ronson, but oh well. It's a damn good cover. I actually have no idea where this came from, all I know is that it showed up on iMeem somehow. Their version is a little more understated, a little more soulful, and of course, includes Ronson's signature trumpets.



Next up is Kaiser Chiefs, who bring the expected acoustic-indie dynamic to the song when they covered it on Radio One.



Finally, we got Stephanie Kennedy, an indie-acoustic performer from the UK, we slows the song down to give it a down-tempo-jazz feel that works better than expected.

2 comments:

Trish Broadhead said...

He sang it on Marks EVR show as far as i know...

Its brilliant isnt it!!! been listening to it for a few months now...

Dans White stripes cover "u dont know what love is" is amazing too, will be on his forthcoming album "love and War" due out in May...

Im a bit of a fan... haha

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