The Killers' "Read My Mind" Covered by David Bazan
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:44:28
Indie label Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series is a cool set up: subscribe, and you get "a new 7" in your mailbox every month." The songs follow an interesting protocol, too. Select artists are mailed a Tascam 4-track machine and asked to record any song they want. When they're finished, they send the song to Polyvinyl and the recorder to the next artist tapped for the project.
2015 is the second year of the series (2014 included songs by Cloud Nothings, Mikal Cronin, Into It. Over It., John Vanderslice, and more), and November's artist, David Bazan, decided to cover The Killers' "Read My Mind." It went over so well the label decided to share it publically:
Listen to the Killer's "Read My Mind" covered by David Bazan:
The song's a little more down-tempo and brooding than the original, but that's to be expected from Bazan, an enduringly introspective songwriter who lingers over every word and note.
Other tracks in the 2015 series include song by Telekinesis, Crooked Fingers, Deerhoof, Ducktails, Of Montreal, Skylar Spence, Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), The Dodos, Jacco Gardner, Kishi Bashi, and Blikk Fang (MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden & of Montreal's Kevin Barnes).
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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Info on the 7" Singles Series at Polyvinyl