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Best Covers: Two Door Cinema Club ‘Isolation’

Two Door Cinema Club have shared their delightful cover of John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’ in an effort to raise funds for Ireland’s leading social justice charity, Extern.

Frontman Alex Trimble recorded a cover of the John Lennon classic at his makeshift home studio. The track originally featured on Lennon’s 1970 debut solo album John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band and has been covered by a host of names such as Johnny Depp and Jeff Beck as well as Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo during this current strange period of self-isolation.

Best Covers: Sharon Van Etten “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”

Sharon Van Etten reportedly hit the studio late last year to begin work on her follow-up to 2014’s impressive Are We There LP. In the meantime, she’s collaborated with artists like Lee Ranaldo, Maggie Rogers, Marissa Nadler, and Michael Cera (yup), in addition to contributing to the Twin Peaks reboot and reissuing her debut album. Now, she’s back with yet another new song to help pass the time, this time a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”.

Filmed as part of BBC’s classical music concert series, BBC Proms, Van Etten was backed on the cover by the Heritage Orchestra for a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The LCD cut is a fitting choice for the series, as this year’s theme is “New York: Sound of a City”.

Lee Ranaldo, la guitarra de Sonic Youth

Des de que Sonic Youth van aturar la seva activitat l’any 2011, Lee Ranaldo ja ha publicat tres discos amb The Dust, que cal sumar a la seva extensa carrera en solitari, iniciada l’any 1987. Músic, però també escriptor i artista visual, Ranaldo ocupa el lloc 33 en la llista dels més grans guitarristes de tots els temps de la revista Rolling Stone, un honor més que merescut, com torna a demostrar amb el seu últim disc, ‘Acoustic dust’ (2014), un treball gravat a Barcelona amb Raül Fernandez Refree als controls de so i editat pel Segell del Primavera. Una excel·lent manera de tancar el cercle de la connexió barcelonina -i acústica- de l’eminent guitarrista de Sonic Youth. Avui a la sala Barts dins del Guitar festival.