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All The Small Things

May 24, 2011 12:12 AM

I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.

posted by ianK (8 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Oh man, it fits this style so well. I find myself wanting to lay some breathy harmonies and banjo on top of it, Iron & Wine the hell out of it.
posted by cortex at 7:57 AM on May 24, 2011


I'm getting a big whiff of Sufjan Stevens' Casimir Pulaski Day. Which is a Good Thing. This is way better than the original.
posted by unSane at 8:36 AM on May 24, 2011


Wow. Now THAT'S the way to take an ok song and really turn it into something! I don't know all the elements, or the terminology of them, required to create a great vocal, but whatever you're doing is absolutely right on.
posted by snsranch at 7:26 PM on May 24, 2011


it's interesting that when you strip all the pop bullshit away one often finds a real song under all of it, isn't it?
posted by pyramid termite at 10:27 PM on May 24, 2011


Thanks a lot, guys. =)
Cortex: I know what you mean. This does sound like a possible outake by Iron and Wine circa The Creek Drank the Cradle. Please do anything with the song that you wish; I would so spread some banjo all over this track if I had one and knew how to play it!
posted by ianK at 10:41 PM on May 24, 2011


This is wonderful. The Creek Drank the Cradles meets Ben Gibbard's voice (as I think I've said before to you).

History will vindicate Blink-182.
posted by Corduroy at 10:53 PM on May 24, 2011


History will vindicate Blink-182.

Or rather, far worse will be created and we will look back with fondness at a time when the worst pop radio could do was Blink 182.

I'd love to hear banjo on this. And maybe some ukelele or mandolin filling in the "na-na-na" parts in the last chorus.
posted by Maaik at 4:27 AM on May 25, 2011


It is on, sir.
posted by cortex at 11:17 AM on May 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


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