Iron & Wine with Calexico - All Tomorrow’s Parties
Drop dead gorgeous rendition of the Velvet Underground classic. What makes this cover so special is that it’s the perfect merger of two distinct styles - the whisper-like folk of Iron & Wine and the desert-noir stylings of of Calexico. Sounding like he almost can’t get the words out due to their heartbreak, Sam Beam lingers along, slowly and tentatively, until being pulled in by the horns Calexico adds to the mood. But when they do, he starts humming, then laying into the last verse, where the heartache is multiplied, by the words and the harmonies, until the song ends, finally.
For Thursday’s child is Sunday’s clown, for whom none will go mourning