Tuesday Covers 24/11/09

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.

Okkervil River- O Dana.mp3

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3 comments on “Tuesday Covers 24/11/09

  1. onthetune says:

    Woah! What a catch. Doubt you’d wanna sell it, but geez, that’s a bargain!

    • Lauren says:

      Part of me wants the money but my inner record collecter knows that I’ll probably never find another one anytime soon. So I’ll keep it until I’m drowning in debt

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