Friday, December 26, 2008

Two of my favorite artists covering each other

Jagjaguwar recently released a 7" featuring Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Charles Bissell of The Wrens covering each others songs. For The Wrens fan this is new material to hold you over until they release a followup to the masterpiece The Meadowlands (Get this if you don't have it!)

Sheff does a stripped-down acoustic version of "Ex-Girl Collection" with his vocals up center in the mix, allowing for the magnificent lyrics to be heard loud and clear. Bissell tackles the pop of "It Ends With A Fall," but goes in the opposite direction, building the melodies through dense layers of ambient guitar delay and soft-whispering vocals. This is a must for any big fan of both of these bands.

Couldn't find any of these online so here's the originals. Use your imagination:

[Buy Will Sheff/Charles Bissell 7"]

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