In celebration of the release of Leonard Cohen's newest LP Old Ideas, Columbia has put together a new video series "Old Ideas With New Friends" in which bands perform in-studio covers of Leonard Cohen songs. Following in the footsteps of Cults and Cold War Kids, Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox took to the studio to perform a cover of Cohen's "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy," which you can watch above.
Last month we saw Cults cover Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" and today The Guardian points towards a studio recording of them performing that very same song. It's part of a new series put together by Columbia called "Old Ideas With New Friends" in which they'll get modern day artists covering their favourite Cohen songs. Up at the top you can see Cults take on the song whilst over on the Vimeo channel you can catch performances of "Paper Thin Hotel" from Greg Dulli and "There Is a War" from Cold War Kids. There are more tracks/performances coming in the coming weeks.
In less than one week, Leonard Cohen's first album in eight years, titled Old Ideas, is set to be released via Columbia Records. In honour of the music icon, Columbia has gathered together a number of musicians, who are also fans of Mr. Cohen, and brought them into the studio to record a covers series called Old Ideas With New Friends. Courtesy of Filter, we have video footage of Cold War Kid's cover of Cohen's "There Is A War," a song which they call "striking." Check out the footage from within the recording studio above.
Old Ideas is out on January 31st via Columbia Records.
Not one to be taking full advantage of his bus pass just yet, Leonard Cohen releases his 12th studio album titled Old Ideas. We've had a couple of samples from the album in the shape of "Darkness", "Going Home" and "Show Me The Place". Now NPR stream the LP an entire week before its physical release.
Yesterday we posted a video of Cults covering Leonard Cohen's 1988 track "Everybody Knows" and in the midst of that an actual new Cohen track also appeared online. It's taken from from his forthcoming LP Old Ideas, which is set to be released on the 31st of January. Previously to this track we've heard "Show Me The Place" late last year followed up with "Darkness" early this year. See what you make of the third taste titled "Going Home" from Cohen's Old Ideas. If you're really liking what you've heard go pre-order it over here. (Via Pitchfork)
Another cover to wrap your ears around following up the Fleet Foxes post earlier is some footage of the NY duo Cults covering Leonard Cohen recently in Philadelphia. They take on Cohen's "Everybody Knows" making it their own with an atmospheric performance of the track paired up with Madeline's lovely yet dark sounding vocal. Cults' self titled debut is out everywhere now. If you're gong to check these guys out live it looks like you'll be treated to this cover too if you're lucky.
This month marks the return Leonard Cohen who on the 31st of January will release his highly anticipated Old Ideas. In November last year a track titled "Show Me the Place" hit the next and today you can listen to another sample of what's to come on the 31st with "Darkness". Give it a spin and let us know what you thing of the gloomy and bleak track via Pitchfork.
Taken from his forthcoming album, Old Ideas, Leonard Cohen has released his first new track since way back in 2004. Titled "Show Me The Place" you can listen to the track that's apparently been in the works for years and was recorded in early 2011 with the help of a host of producers. The album, Old Ideas, is set for a January 31st release and if you like the album artwork there's a deluxe version of the album which comes with a numbered lithograph that's now available for pre-order. Hat tip to The Guardian for the heads up.