While working on a review of the debut album by folk band The Last Bison (which you can check out at Life Is Awesome), I serendipitously stumbled upon a video that has all of my favorite things- great musicians, a live setting, and an unexpected but fantastic cover. I love a good cover, but especially so if its done by an unexpected source or band of a completely different genre, as is the case with this video. The Last Bison is an inherently traditional folk band. "Midnight City" is a song by M83, an electro-pop outfit. I can't think of a more opposite paring. Which is probably why this works.
The Last Bison sing "Midnight City" by M83:
(here's the original):
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