Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Covers, B-Sides, and Rarities: This Is Ivy League's "Crown of Love"

This cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘Crown of Love’ performed by the folk-pop two piece, This Is Ivy League, is deeply mesmerizing and truly sublime. A complete departure from its original, this is a more delicate, softer, and folkier rendition to one of Arcade’s most underrated pieces. If the Canadian troupe dragged their feet through the initial version, the Brooklyn duo drifted across the stripped down melodies made up of gently plucked acoustics. It’s a must-listen to-- can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t.

|mp3| This Is Ivy League - Crown of Love (Arcade Fire cover)