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Talkin' 'bout the old style too: dawn Landes & the We Sorta Tried Bluegrass Band
July 1, 2008 5:01 AM   Subscribe

dawn Landes & the We Sorta Tried Bluegrass Band perform a rather charming version of Peter, Bjorn and John's Young Folks [SLYT].

Sorry if this is kind of last-year-filter. Here's the original.
posted by le morte de bea arthur (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
yeah, played that a lot last summer... preferred it to the original
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:18 AM on July 1, 2008


Yeah, it's a really nice cover, heard it on Coverville sometime last fall. Like fearfulsymmetry I prefer it to the original (especially after the original was played to death).

I love it when a song that's just alright becomes really delightful when covered well.
posted by bjrn at 5:57 AM on July 1, 2008


This thread needs balance!

I prefer the original, not simply due to the inclusion of bongos, but that is a big consideration! It has got the funk, where bluegrass does not.
posted by asok at 6:57 AM on July 1, 2008


>>It has got the funk, where bluegrass does not.

Well, they're no P-Funk, it's true.
posted by Pecinpah at 7:05 AM on July 1, 2008


I was just commenting to some friends that while I appreciate the fact that someone transitioned this over to a different genre, I am in the *original* camp. Bongos + that whistling + Victoria Bergsman singing == win. I just feel like Peter & Victoria's voice compliment each other so well. *shrug*
posted by mrzer0 at 7:46 AM on July 1, 2008


i like this a lot more than the original. the original always struck me as rather pretentious.
posted by aielen at 8:06 AM on July 1, 2008


Singers might be pretentious. Songs are not pretentious. This cover proves this.

This is a great find, thanks!
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:09 AM on July 1, 2008


Great cover! Thanks for the post.
posted by Asparagirl at 9:58 AM on July 1, 2008


1 vote for the original version.
posted by Pendragon at 10:09 AM on July 1, 2008


Thanks! I work at a college radio station in the bluegrass and somehow I missed this.
posted by phrontist at 11:46 AM on July 1, 2008


Transfer of music between different styles sometimes if funny. This is not even good bluegrass. Bad link.
posted by nucleus at 1:17 PM on July 1, 2008


Transfer of music between different styles sometimes if funny. This is not even good bluegrass. Bad link


Proper syntax of commentary on subjects is always important. That was not even a coherent thought. Bad comment.
posted by erskelyne at 3:15 PM on July 1, 2008 [1 favorite]


What? No in-depth examination of the other plethora of covers?

The Kooks!
James Blunt!
Pete Yorn!
Some college band!
Some other band!
Two guys with guitars!
One guy with a guitar!
Acoustic!
High Schoolers! or something.
Some woman!
Some girl!
Ukelele!
Kanye West! kinda. sorta.

OK, so I've brought the plate, now if someone will post extensively on dawn Landes and the WSTBB, then we'll have some beans.
posted by Panjandrum at 7:31 PM on July 1, 2008


I will also vote for the original because of the bongos.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:45 PM on July 1, 2008


Ok, the bongos win by one vote.

Now how would you like me to divide the prize money?
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 3:55 AM on July 2, 2008


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