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Sondre Lerche Covers Owen Pallett

“Lewis Takes Off His Shirt”

Dec 23, 2010 Owen Pallett Bookmark and Share

Sondre Lerche recently took on “Lewis Takes His Shirt Off,” a cut from Owen Pallett opus, Heartland. The Norwegian troubadour strips the jittery electro-violin of the original down to voice and guitar to great effect. Says Lerche of the track on his blog:

First I tried taking on “Tightrope” (Janelle Monae) but it sorta felt like covering “Beat It” or “God Only Knows” or something. Useless. Then I did a basement version of “What’s My Name” (Rihanna) but I drowned in a bucket of Julegløgg before seeing it through. (Also, while it is probably not entirely unreasonable for me to claim that “not everybody knows how to work my body,” it’s a tall order for a guy to pull off singing it.) In the end, I broke a string doing a song from what is probably my favorite record of the year, Owen Pallett’s Heartland, which means most of my friends know what they’re getting from me this year. And now you know too.

Happy holidays. Do stick around for 2011.

Download his gift to fans in the media section.

In other Pallett related news, today, the violin man released Export EP—a small collection of assorted Heartland outtakes. Don’t expect to hear his dulcet vocals, it’s mainly instrumental. However, she-of-amazing-pipes (and everyone’s Brightest Diamond) Shara Worden does make a brief guest appearance.

Listen to them all via the handy widget below

Owen Pallett - Export [Demo EP] by Owen Pallett

(via Stereogum)




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