I was originally going to post an Andrew Bird cover today, but I had one of those days that reminded me why I love buying the physical copies of music so much.
Okkervil River are quite possibly my favourite band in the world right now and I saw their Overboard and Down EP which is quite hard to get at my local second-hand CD store for $12 and decided to buy it. The guy at the counter noticed it only had five tracks and discounted it to $8.
As you can imagine I was feeling pretty happy at this point and as I was ripping it, I had a look to see if it was on Ebay or Amazon and to my surprise apparently people are paying over $140 for it!! I think I just had a heart attack.
Anyway, the EP is amazing like most things Okkervil River release, especially Love To a Monster which is possibly the most bitter break-up song ever recorded. The EP also contains a cover of Big Star’s O Dana. It isn’t hugely different to the original, but uses horns which makes it sound kind of cheerful-at least for an Okkervil River song.