The Shins: “Strange Powers”
(Magnetic Fields cover)

The Shins: “Strange Powers”
(Magnetic Fields cover)

Today is the release date for the new Magnetic Fields record, Distortion. To celebrate, I thought I might post a couple Magnetic Fields covers that I had laying around. I’ve only got a few, so if you’ve got one to share, leave a link in the comments.

MP3: The Shins – Strange Powers (live; Magnetic Fields cover)
I say again: this is one of my favorite covers. Apparently there’s a studio version of it floating around out there, but I’m OK with this one for a little while longer. All the changes the Shins throw in here work perfectly and actually manage to make one of my favorite pop songs even more pop.

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Speaking of covers, Apollo Sunshine has uploaded an instrumental cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” to their myspace.

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