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of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes covers The Beach Boys’ “Little Bird”

on November 19, 2012, 2:00pm

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of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes frequently cites The Beach Boys as massive inspiration for the band’s complex, psychedelic blend of pop. Now, Barnes puts his admiration on display with his cover of “Little Bird”. Backed by a simple acoustic guitar, Barnes conjures up magic with a little post-production tinkering, layering his voice on top of itself to create lush and heart-wrenching harmonies that would make even Brian Wilson get a little teary-eyed. Below, watch the accompanying music video, which features performance footage of Barnes juxtaposed with nature footage for a trippy effect.

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John Thomas
November 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

Without even hearing the song, I’d like to thank Barnes for NOT covering God Only Knows or California Girls like everyone else in the world.

Now that I’ve heard it, I like it. I think Dennis Wilson would appreciate it too.

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