Wednesday, February 27, 2008
More of a heads up than anything else, but UK music mag NME (the equivalent of a music version of US Weekly), is releasing a special disc of sorts, featuring current NME faves covering other contemporary artists, and the one that has got me all hot and bothered is the Kooks covering Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks." This could be pure bliss. Or it could be like watching a bus full of puppies catch fire and launch off a cliff into a valley of cacti. My love for the Kooks is no secret, and, if SCOPE had a blog back then, you'd probably have heard me ranting and raving about the perfection that is PBJ's "Young Folks" (along with its subsequent remixes and reworkings [including its inclusion on a Kanye mixtape]). So will the combination of two of my great musical obsessions yield an audio orgasm for the ears? Or will the Kooks end up repeating their unfortunate covering luck a la Ace of Base's "All That She Wants"? Only time will tell, but here's to hoping for the former.
BONUS: If you haven't heard "Young Folks" yet, get on the wagon. Highest of recommendations.
DOWNLOAD: Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Posted by kappy at 5:18 PM