It always seems like there is about ten times as much music out there than what you are able to listen to. Case in point, I stumbled across these two cover songs that were both released early last year and subsequently got lost in my mammoth music library. The first track is nice version of Wavves‘ classic teenage anthem “So Bored” by Ottawa/Bologna artist His Clancyness. I found out about the cover after listening to Mr. Clancy’s heart wrenching ballad “Mistify the Ocean” and decided to delve deeper into his music.
The second song I’m embarrassed I didn’t get around to listening to in ’09 is from the critically acclaimed singer/actress Marianne Faithfull and is a cover of Neko Case‘s “Hold On, Hold On”. Sung in a more sultry voice than Case, Faithfull dirties up the track giving it darker overtones than the original transforming the song into something you expect to be played in a hole-in-the-wall bar rather than world famous concert halls.
Check out both of the covers below paired with their originals: