Indie Cover Songs VI of Oasis, Simon & Garfunkel, Vampire Weekend, The Kinks, The Smiths, Radiohead & More

Brandon Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound highlighted the YouTube video above that features a cover version of a recent Deerhunter track “Rainwater Cassette Exchange,” calling it “fantastically superior to the original. It actually sent shivers up my spine.” It’s not everyday that a popular musician declares a random YouTube cover of his/her own song better than their original version. Here is the original of “Rainwater Cassette Exchange.”

In a live clip of Snow Patrol covering Oasis‘ “Wonderwall” you’ll first notice the loud roar of boos from the crowd when Oasis is mentioned, and yet they sing along to every word of the song shortly afterwards. Interesting.

Kyle Wess of Blind Man’s Colour has just released a very mellow and hazy-like cover version of Simon and Garkunkel’s classic hit “I Am A Rock” and Coconut and The Duke deliver their own subdued version of Vampire Weekend‘s otherwise upbeat song, “Walcott.”

The relatively unknown band Holy Ramos present a decent cover of a rarely known yet 1981 great song by The Kinks, although the subject matter did create some stir among some critics at the time, even though Ray Davies said years later it was metaphoric expression, not an actual song about a dirty old man in the park. Also check out cover songs from She & Him, CFCF, Pedro The Lion, M. Ward, Little Girls, Carlos Pesina and Xiu Xiu

“Wonderwall” (Oasis) – Snow Patrol

“I Am A Rock” (Simon & Garfunkel) – Chromatic Flights
The Original: “I Am A Rock”Simon & Garfunkel

“Walcott” (Vampire Weekend) – Coconut and the Duke

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths) – She & Him

“Art Lover” (The Kinks) – Holly Ramos
The Original: “Art Lover”The Kinks

“Forbidden Colours” (Sylvian & Sakamoto) – CFCF

“Let Down” (Radiohead) – Pedro The Lion

“Let My Love Open The Door” (Pete Townsend) – M. Ward
The Original: “Let My Love Open The Door”Pete Townsend

“Heinz” (Artery) – Little Girls

“Little Secrets” (Passion Pit) – Carlos Pesina

“Isobel” (Bjork)- Xiu Xiu

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