[Download] Benjamin Francis Leftwich Covers M83 and Frightened Rabbit

We've seen Benjamin Francis Leftwich deliver stellar sounding covers for the past 12 months. He's been touring relentlessly since the release of his brilliant debut, Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm, last July. He's not ready to slow down yet either as he's just announced a huge amount of UK dates and North American dates and what better way to celebrate than to share a few covers with fans? Below you can check out not one, but two truly great covers.

First up he takes on the still fresh sounding M83 track "Midnight City" before tackling one of his favourite bands tracks, Frightened Rabbit's "Swim Until You Can’t See Land". Both deserve a moment of your time as Ben puts his own signature sounds into the tracks making them feel slightly different while keeping the foundations in tact. You can download them over here. Tour dates can be seen after the jump for those of you wanting to check him out on the road this Autumn.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich 2012 UK Tour

01/10 – BRIGHTON – Concorde 2
02/10 – BOURNEMOUTH – Old Fire Station
03/10 – EXETER – The Phoenix
04/10 – FALMOUTH – Princess Pavilion
05/10 – SWANSEA – Sin City
06/10 – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
08/10 – OXFORD – Town Hall
09/10 – NEWCASTLE – Northumbria Uni
10/10 – EDINBURGH – Pleasance Theatre
11/10 – ABERDEEN – Lemon Tree
12/10 – INVERNESS – Ironworks
13/10 – GLASGOW – Oran Mor
15/10 – LEEDS – Varieties
16/10 – SHEFFIELD – Plug
17/10 – BIRMINGHAM – Irish Centre
18/10 – CAMBRIDGE – Junction
19/10 – NORWICH – Waterfront
20/10 – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
22/10 – CARLISLE – Brickyard
23/10 – LIVERPOOL – Stanley Theatre
24/10 – LONDON – KOKO
25/10 – MANCHESTER – HMV Ritz
26/10 – STOKE – Sugar Mill
27/10 – YORK – The Duchess
29/10 – WREXHAM – Central Station
31/10 – GALWAY (Ireland) – Roisin Dubh
01/11 – CORK (Ireland) – Cyprus Avenue
02/11 – DUBLIN (Ireland) – Whelan’s
03/11 – BELFAST (Ireland) – The Limelight

North American Tour Dates

11/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
11/10 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/12 – Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
11/13 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/15 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
11/17 – Kelowna, BC @ The Habitat
11/18 – Canmore, AB @The Communitea
11/21 – Calgary, AB @ Palomino
11/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
11/23 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
11/24 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
11/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
11/28 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ (venue TBD)
11/30 – Louisville, KY @ Uncle Slaytons
12/02 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd n Linsly
12/03 – Columbus, OH @ The Rumba Café
12/05 – Lansing, MI @ Mac Bar
12/06 – Toronto, ON @ Rivoli
12/07 – Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
12/08 – Albany, NY @ Jacks Place
12/09 – Boston, MA @ Club 939 Berkeley
12/12 – New York, NY @ Studio @ Webster hall
12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
12/15 – Washington, DC @ BlackCat
12/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
12/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
12/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl