Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time to put up the holiday decorations. Let Peter Wolf Crier help you get in the mood with their cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas.” There are no snowbunnies in this video, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any surprises. Stay tuned to the end for whispers & wall art. And like AV Club suggests, Garden of Arms would make a great gift, which you can buy here.
On the new GAYNGS record, Relayted, the band covers Godley & Creme’s “Cry.” The video also draws its inspiration from the source – animating the faces of its contributors to morph into one other. Many references are made to the original groundbreaking video, including an appearance by Kevin Godley himself.
After the jump watch the original video for “Cry” and read a few extra details about the upcoming GAYNGS show – The Last Prom on Earth.
It turns out that the great Peter Gabriel cover of Bon Iver’s “Flume” for his record Scratch My Back isn’t the whole story. Bon Iver was asked to contribute a cover as well, and the result is a split 7″ with a cover of Gabriel’s “Come Talk To Me” that will be available as an exclusive from Jagjaguwar at participating Record Store Day stores. More info after the jump!
One day Justin Vernon answered his phone, and Peter Gabriel was on the other end. There’s no recording of the conversation, but we bet it kind of went like this:
Peter Gabriel: Hi Justin Vernon, this is Peter Gabriel, and I’m doing a covers record. I’d like to do a cover of your most excellent song “Flume” from your album For Emma, Forever Ago if you wouldn’t mind.
Today, OKKERVIL RIVER released a 9-track collection of cover songs called “Golden Oppportunities”, which will be available for free download exclusively at okkervilriver.com. The album will feature songs from The Fugs, John Cale, and Randy Newman and will contain thematic ties to their critically acclaimed album “The Stage Names”.
The songs from Golden Opportunities were recorded at various radio stations, concerts and empty hotel stairwells while the band was on tour in Europe and America. Okkervil River has also confirmed new dates in Europe and Australia beginning February 2.
The band also released a video for “A Girl in Port,” which was shot by Mike Torres on their 2006 European tour. Describing the making of the video Sheff explains, “We had a day off in the area surrounding the walled city of San Elpidio a Mare, Italy. We took the van down to the beach; Scotty and Brian skipped rocks; Patrick and Travis played this weird little pseudo-poker shell and rock game; and I pulled out my guitar to play this song inspired by the whole seaside scene. It was one of my favorite afternoons in recent memory.” Video below.