We Are Scientists: “Hoppipolla”

We Are Scientists: “Hoppipolla”

I’m not going to lie to you fine folks, We Are Scientist were a large part of why I got so excited over Desdemona. It’s been over half a year since I saw those guys, and I’ve felt every mintue of our separation. I’ve you’ve ever seen their live show, I’m sure you can empathize. In celebration for the nearing of their Desdemona performance, here are two acoustic songs that WAS performed on the BBC. One is a cover of Sigur Ros’ “Hoppipolla,” and the other is a complete acoustic reworking of their hit “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt.”

MP3: We Are Scientists – Hoppipolla (Sigur Ros)
MP3: We Are Scientists – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
A couple tidbits of information: Keith had a bit of paper with the phonetic spellings of all the lyrics to “Hoppipolla.” Apparently he has a friend who speaks Icelandic. Also, the BBC originally wasn’t going to let them cover this song because they thought they wouldn’t take it seriously. As uncharacteristic as it might be for these notorious jokesters (remember the Arctic Monkeys’ acceptance speech?), they do a better job covering such an emotional song than most bands out there could ever hope to do.

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