The Postal Service
Covers are an interesting thing. A lot of times, they leave me feeling stupid and worthless as I tell myself I’ve discovered this great new band who instantly put out a classic, only to find it’s a cover. But the silver lining to that feeling is that usually it means the cover was done right. The artist covering the material needs to bring an element of uniqueness to the original song in order to make it a bit of their own, but not a complete ripoff of the maker’s creation. And when done right, it’s a magical moment. Here are ten covers done exceptionally well.
It’s Monday, and it’s a Monday where I’m still feeling like I’m recovering from the weekend. Considering yesterday was Cinco de Mayo, I have a feeling many of you are feeling the same way. I didn’t even make it out yesterday, because my ass was too hungover to get off the couch. But I feel for those of you who did, because trust me, I felt close to death yesterday. So if that’s you today, or hell, even if you’re a good kid just trying to get some work done, I’ve got your soundtrack. Here is the latest Listen While You Work, episode three.
This version features music from the following artists:
- Young Galaxy
- Baby Alpaca
- Sir Sly
- Lana Del Rey
- Jamie Isaac
- Stay Bless
- Denai Moore
The Postal Service is back. Thank god for Ben Gibbard, anything the man touches is great. Old Postal Service music is like old Death Cab music, or old Shins music–there’ll always be a place for them in my book.
The Postal Service is planning a rerelease of their album Give Up, with 15 bonus tracks, 2 of which are new, on April 9th. Mark your calendars.
04/09 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
04/10 Davis, CA – Mondavi Center
04/12 San Luis Obispo, CA – Madonna Expo Center
04/13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/19 Las Vegas, NV – Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
04/20 Indio, CA – Coachella
05/18 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
05/20 London, UK – Brixton Academy
05/21 Paris, FR – Trianon
05/23 Barcelona, SP – Primavera Soundwave
06/14 New York, NY – Barclays Center
We trained every time, in the lower east side / And you failed to catch the train back to Queens