I remember when my shorty came home one day and said, “What’s that song about the freckle in someone’s eye that you always listen to?”
To my dismay, I discovered that Iron & Wine had covered The Postal Service’s fantastic hit, Such Great Heights, and sold the cover to M&Ms. We should all note that Ben Gibbard himself didn’t do this. I don’t begrudge I&W their $, I guess, but it was a sad example of a great song being mainstreamed too quick. There was a time when all the hot indie bands were covering it, and then it all just ended.
Anyone for Tears for Fears? “Shout, shout, this song is played out . . .”
I still dig it, though.
Such Great Heights-Postal Service (John Tejada remix)
Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover)-Ben Folds Live
Such Great Heights-Ben Gibbard (acoustic, live)
Rilo Kiley-Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover)
Anyone here a Metric fan? I know I am (was?). Where are they now? Is anything coming soon from them? I see they’re playing Virgin Festival…I hope that doesn’t mean they’ve gone RI double A on my ass….
Well, if there is or if there ain’t, I have a live show from August of ’05 to share with y’all.
03 The list
04 Slow night
06 Calculation theme
07 Combat baby
08 Dead disco