Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind (The Pixies Piano Cover)

Continuing a fine tradition in Pixie covers – this version by Maxence Cyrin definitely nails the rainy mood version…

He’s also reintepreted a number of other songs for piano such as Arcade Fire’s No Cars Go, Nirvana’s Lithium and MGMT’s Kids.

Just beautiful.

ThePETEBOX – Where Is My Mind? (Cover)

I’ve been on a Pixies cover trip the last few days, so I’ve been looking for all sorts of weird and wonderful covers, remixes and other paraphernalia. And then I hit this:

I just don’t see how you’re going to do a better one-man version of Where Is My Mind? than this one by ThePETEBOX* – phenomenomenal! =D

Relatedly, if you’re in a more electronic, minimalist mood – you could always try the refracture remix right here – both are top notch in different ways:
http://soundcloud.com/refracture/the-pixies-where-is-my-mind-refracture-remix

* = apart from getting the lyrics right – “see it swimming” not “singing swimming” =P

Nada Surf – Enjoy the Silence (Depeche Mode cover)

Woke up the other day singing the Nada Surf cover of Enjoy the Silence to myself so I thought I’d share. The track itself comes from their self-released 2010 album If I had a Hi-Fi.

If the job of a cover is to re-invent and re-interpret the song, then this absolutely nails it – lovin’ the way they turn the melancholy into summery, melodic rock =D

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings – Black Star (Radiohead Cover @ Bonnaroo 2007)

Fair play, I think they really find the inner beauty of the song. Just brilliant.

Here’s a version with better quality audio from 2004 (live in Minneapolis) which I can’t find on YouTube – just thought the version with the video was something worth seeing…