Pale Young Gentlemen cover M.I.A.'s Paper Planes
|08-Jan-2009 12:00 AM||Contributed by: pete||Music News|
Falling into the category of "Unexpected Covers", the band Pale Young Gentlemen has recorded a version of Paper Planes, originally by M.I.A. I wrote a quick review of their album Black Forest (Tra La La) back in November, and included the song The Crook Of My Good Arm in my Best Of 2008 article, under the category 10 Hot Singles of 2008 (near the bottom). Their indie-pop-with-classical-instruments sound makes for an odd and slightly amusing translation of Paper Planes.
Matt Reisenauer (vocals, guitar, piano) says:
"I could tell you that we chose the song because of our affinity for electronic beats, hand-claps, and internationally acclaimed rap vixens, but then I'd be lying. We chose the song because it samples Straight to Hell by The Clash, which Mike and I have been singing since he bought Combat Rock in the 8th grade. It just seemed right."Download: Paper Planes (mp3)
The song was recorded for a Fantasy Covers podcast organized by cokemachineglow. Check out the track listing and, if you're interested, download the entire Fantasy Covers podcast.
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