November 7, 2007

C&O - Blame

This week's Cover and Original is an example of how an artist will really take the song and replicate it, but in a good way. In 2006, Josh Ritter covered the Modest Mouse song Blame It on the Tutons on his EP Girl in the War. The original song was on the 2004 album Good News for People Who Love Bad News, and is a fantastic Modest Mouse song.
This is one of the cases where the sounds of both songs are very similar. Ritter presents the song in a bit of a stripped down way, whereas the original is a bit richer in sound. It's one of the better covers out there.
Blame it on the Tutons - Modest Mouse