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Check Out: The Decemberists cover Leonard Cohen, Fruit Bats

on August 02, 2011, 1:35pm

decemberists 2011 Check Out: The Decemberists cover Leonard Cohen, Fruit Bats

Known for a mean R.E.M. cover, indie folk rockers The Decemberists have peppered their iTunes Session EP, which is out today, with two new covers in the form of Leonard Cohen’s “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” and the Fruits Bats’ “When U Love Somebody”. Both cuts are available for streaming below (courtesy of our friends at Cover Me). Each are perfect odes to the original and add just enough of the Decemberists’ trademark folk rock sound to make them truly their own. After listening, head here to purchase the full EP.

“Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”

“When U Love Somebody”

iTunes Session: The Decemberists Tracklist:
01. Calamity Song (iTunes Session)
02. Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (iTunes Session)
03. Shankill Butchers (iTunes Session)
04. June Hymn (iTunes Session)
05. This Is Why We Fight (iTunes Session)
06. Shiny (iTunes Session)
07. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) [iTunes Session]
08. When U Love Somebody (iTunes Session)

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Dan Lynch
August 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Make that REM coverS.  Don’t forget their cover of “Begin The Begin” with special guest Peter Buck  http://www.nyctaper.com/?p=1190

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