Tuesday Covers 3/02/10

Today I have two covers of Hot Chip’s And I Was A Boy From School to share with you. Both are from Triple J’s Like a Version segment.

British India are one of those bands that I should probably like, but don’t. I don’t mean that in an all-the-other bloggers-are-doing-it kind of way, but in the sense that I like many similar bands and it would make perfect sense for me to be a huge fan of their music. I think the problem is that every time they’re finally winning me over I hear something of theirs that has the opposite effect. The lacklustre live show I saw probably didn’t help either.

This cover is one of those songs that makes me think, even if it’s only for a brief three minutes, that British India are in fact a great band and not at all boring and repetive. Although the fact that it isn’t their song may be part of this.

British India- And I Was A Boy From School.mp3

Everything Grizzly Bear play sounds mesmerizing. Even if you’re not a huge fan of their music it is easy to be in awe of their layered and  perfectly crafted songs. Unlike British India, these guys make the song sound pretty complete with fantastic vocal harmonies and gentle acoustic guitar.

Grizzly Bear- And I Was A Boy From School.mp3

Groovin’ The Moo 2010 Line-Up Leaked

The Groovin’ The Moo festival is an Australian music festival that only goes to regional areas(and Canberra, but nothing ever happens there). This year it will be held in Bendigo, Townsville, Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury sometime during May.

This year’s line-up has been leaked a day early and looks all kinds of amazing:

Vampire Weekend
Tegan & Sara
Spoon
Silverchair
Grinspoon
Empire Of The Sun
British India
Lisa Mitchell
Kisschasy
Miami Horror
Bag Raiders
Kid Koala presents The Slew live
Muph and Plutonic
Funkoars
Illy
Ajax
Jonathan Boulet
Yacht Club DJs

Tickets are on sale on the 10th of Feb.

Has anyone been to one of these festivals? Let me know how it was. I am very tempted to go but am a bit worried it will be a Big Day Out style bogan-fest.

New British India

While I’ve never been a huge fan, British India are at their best when they are creating catchy danceable rock songs. So I was more than  a little suprised when they chose a slow number as the first single from their upcoming album.

While there is nothing wrong withVanilla, it could be by anyone. The melody is catchy enough, the lyrics are good but it’s just a little bit average. It isn’t until Declan Melia starts shouting out of tune that it really sounds like a British India track. While British India released a slower single with God is Dead(Meet The Kids), Vanilla never reaches the same heights.

You can download the track for free from the Triple J website.