A good song should survive any interpretation.
Well, that's the theory. Think about it, though - from Stevie Wonder's soulful take on The Beatles' 'We Can Work It Out' to Toots & The Maytals turning 'Country Roads' into a reggae blast, pop is littered with unexpected covers which work.
Which brings us to Bridges And Powerlines. Brooklyn based newcomers, the band ply a fine line in mid 90s college rock with influences including the ever-productive Guided By Voices and recently reformed alt rock mavericks Archers Of Loaf.
Yet a recent visit to the studio saw the band rip through something quite different. 'Angels' by The xx is a soft, tender piece of music which relies on using space almost as an instrument in itself.
Retaining the essential elements of the track, Bridges And Powerlines blasted through 'Angels' with a real sense of energy. It's a different take on the song, for sure, but their blue collar rock brings out something quite distinct in The xx' songwriting.
Watch it now.
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