Saturday, January 07, 2012

Original Vs the Cover

So I heard the cover first and that my have set my bias for it, but I thought I would post here to see which version others preferred.

The original is from Beirut (the band not the place) and I heard it recently on the nighty night station of indie music I listen to with my son. The seed artist is The National and I like them but seriously Bon Iver, Iron and Wine, Beirut e. al ad nauseum put me straight to sleep with their slow pace and muted vocals. But I digress the song is Postcards From Italy and the song is a nice little ditty.

Then there is the cover by Florence + The Machine that dominates this song into sweet oblivion.(an additional note to all bands adopting web/im/text speak for band names that make for really dumb typing and hard to find you on the internet so they eventually change their name ala Panic! at the Disco now known as Panic at the Disco stop it, seriously)

International versions below

Beirut version

Beirut - Postcards from Italy from Fulanito Sutano on Vimeo.

Florence + The Machine version (feel free to ignore the video here, it was the best audio quality version that I found but the video is some weird hipster bs)

Pichidangui 2011 from Camila Rubio on Vimeo.


  1. I like the cover more!

  2. I was hoping the second video was an actual video...

  3. Yea I like the cover aswell

  4. Yep, Florence and the Machine did the song much better.

  5. Beautiful covers, but can't beat the original.

  6. Hmm.... This is kind of hard to decide.

  7. Cover are way better when it comes to this type of music. As long as they don't remix it to R&B or rap that is.

  8. I almost always prefer the cover.

  9. I like Florence and the Machines, and this was a great cover.

    However, hipsters should have their video camera privileges revoked. That is not art, douche. It's just you playing on the beach in slow motion.