Friday, April 4, 2008

Thank God it’s Friday’s song of the day

If you’re a fan of both Grizzly Bear and Björk—which should be most of you—today is your lucky day. Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste has teamed up with Final Fantasy (a.k.a. Owen Pallett) to cover “Possibly Maybe” for the Stereogum compilation Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk's Post.

According to Droste, “Covering Björk is a scary task because, as both Owen and I discussed, so much of what makes her music amazing is distinctly her voice, and nobody, nowhere can ever really recreate it ... So attempting to was a challenge to say the least.”

I’ve heard some not-so-good Björk covers. This one is a great melding of the haunting yet intimate Grizzly Bear sound, Pallett’s beautiful string work, and Björk’s fantastic original. I love how Pallett imitates the opening telephonic sounds of the original.

Here’s “Possibly Maybe” by Ed Droste and Final Fantasy:

Check out other tracks from the Björk tribute here.

(And in other exciting news for Grizzly Bear fans, they’ve been named as openers for Radiohead’s upcoming North American tour.)

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