Kids (MGMT cover)

April 26, 2010 10:57 AM

Another loud, sloppy, first-takes-only FourTrack cover. One of my favorite earworms, though I should really have listened to it a few times to figure out how the verses go.

This is another honest four-track recording:

1. Synth!'s Farsifa voice on my iPad;
2. Piano for the disco bass stuff and some fill, plus backing vox, and some clapping and stomping at the beginning and end;
3. Epiphone Casino plugged into my super shitty little practice amp with the gain turned up as high as its transistory ass will go, plus lead vox;
4. Drums, with the iPhone sitting inside my (detached) cowbell creating a crazy tunnel effect during some parts where there's mostly cymbal splash going on.

I feel like I should a more serious cover of this song some time, I really do like it an awful lot, but as a random exercise this morning this was fun to do.

posted by cortex (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I love this song, & I love this cover!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:24 AM on April 26, 2010

I am enjoying this low-fi turn.
posted by idiopath at 12:18 PM on April 26, 2010

I like it! Not a gigantic fan of MGMT, but this recording sounds happy and natural and fits the song really well.
posted by tmcw at 10:26 PM on May 3, 2010

The piano is your friend there. I'd do it only with that part and a nice vocal mic. It would sell millions.
posted by Ironmouth at 11:56 PM on September 10, 2010

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