Sunday, July 15th, 2012
"Boy From School"
Grizzly Bear cover Hot Chip
TripleJGrizzly Bear specialize in complex, artful folk-rock built around virutostic musicianship and otherworldly harmonies. Hot Chip excel at cerebral yet danceable electro-pop that’s as catchy as it is clever. So naturally when the former covers the latter, the result would sound like… something you’d hear at a coffee house?
Recorded during a radio session in January 2010 for Australian radio station Triple J and seemingly with just Ed Droste and Daniel Rossen representing the Brooklyn band, it seems like kind of a straight strummy cover at first but when the organ comes in and Rossen lends his harmonies on the chorus, it turns downright haunting with still just a minimum of fuss. Okay, coffee houses should be so lucky to have their acts sound like this.
Grizzly Bear have released details of their follow up to 2009’s Veckatimest, targeting a September 18 release date for Shields with accompanying tour date at Massey Hall on September 26. Hot Chip are currently on tour in support of In Our Heads and are at The Sound Academy tonight.