-Kickass Cover of the Day: Walk Off The Earth-“Somebody That I Used To Know”-
I hadn’t heard the smash hit “Somebody I Used to Know” from Australian indie outfit, Gotye, until about two weeks ago. We went to DC for my birthday and did a helluva lot of driving. Almost 24 hours worth! Now mind you, that’s a full fucking day’s worth of mileage. My friends were fortunate enough to have Sirius radio and I heard this track about 7 times. Needless to say, by the end of the trip where I could’ve despised every bar or fallen straight for it, I found myself with quite the favorable ear worm in the days following.
I had to figure that there was at least one decent cover in this song. With my eyes turned towards youtube I luckily found one in no time at all. Ontario indie act, Walk Off The Earth, do a very unique five-man-on-one-guitar treatment of it that while at times stifling is very impressive to watch. Expect to be shock-and-awed by their guitarmanship and as equally blown away with their vocal delivery. If you’re not at all wowed by this, they also do a formidable cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You” which is likely to win at least a few people over.