And it begins… in Leeds, UK and the folk duo Fossil Collective.
Their bio is awesome, they basically say that they sound like Bon Iver who in turn actually sounds like them. I think…. the point is… their short bio quickly tells you what to expect. Soft, lush, harmonic, beautiful, melodic.
About a week ago they posted their spin on the Flaming Lips “Do You Realize?” Gorgeous.
And now we take a jet plane to Denver, Colorado. The band is called The Lumineers. We know and love them from such Much Mega Hits as “Ho Hey!” and “Stubborn Love.” When they reissued their album in August, they included 5 bonus songs. Their cover of the Talking Heads “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” is one of them.
Both of these songs are beautiful covers of great originals. Would I necessarily use “Do You Realize??” as a first dance song? I might, but I’m a weirdo… The Lumineers cover however would make for a magical first dance experience.
Go with yourself.