Thursday, July 24, 2008

Covers, B-Sides, and Rarities: Basia Bulat's "Someday"

Of all the artists that Basia Bulat would choose to do a cover of, the garage-rock New Yorkers, the Strokes, would definitely have been my last bet. How would a pastoral, mostly acoustic-oriented musician adapt the raucous, gritty, upbeat, electric guitar hooks in the rollicking sonics of ‘Someday’ to her own style? The answer lies within the tune itself. I never realized that a jazzed up version of ‘Someday’ would sound similarly appealing; the fast-driven melodies are slowed down a couple of notches to reveal the music in its barest and most untreated form-- and yup, the tune’s still brilliant as expected.

|mp3| Basia Bulat - Someday (The Strokes cover)