Remember our nod to down-under singer/songwriter Lenka
? Well, we got our hands on some pretty nifty cuts of hers, including a cover of "Gravity Rides Everything," and a grainy raw number called "Like A Song," all recorded in the middle of the woods of Woodstock, NY.
Covering Modest Mouse is always a good way to get attention, but the real standout of the two is the original number... More an experiment than an actual production, "Like A Song" seems to suggest a literal interpretation; the entirety of the track has Lenka flirting with a cappellas and harmonizing with free radio transmissions that are still floating around from WWII. It's pretty. And haunting. And interesting. Keep an eye out for more Lenka... shes gearing up for an album release soon. -joe puglisi
Jul 23 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, California
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MP3: Lenka:: “Gravity Rides Everything (Modest Mouse Cover)” - Woodstock Sessions
MP3: Lenka:: “Like a Song” - Woodstock Sessions
Lenka on Myspace