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Dawn Landes May 27, 2007

Posted by iweenie in Dawn Landes, experimental, folk, indie, mp3, music, Peter Bjorn and John.

Dawn Landes

I’ve made the conclusion that if you live amongst corn fields, you become more susceptible to folk music. I mean, aside from the fact that one might have been innately attracted to the sound of a mandolin or a banjo, the corn field factor definitely fits in to the picture.
Anyway…Dawn Landes is today’s spot light.
Landes has a pretty stellar resume. She’s worked as a recording engineer for musicians like Hem, Joseph Arthur, and Ryan Adams. Landes has also supported musicians like Andrew Bird, Feist, and M83. To top that off, she makes excellent music. If you’re into good experimental alt-folk but not to the extreme of Joanna Newsome, you should listen to Landes. So far, she has released 3 albums which are all available on iTunes. Her latest single is a cover of PB&J’s Young Folks. Now we all know that some covers can be good and most are just plain bad. Remember that Ronan Keating song “When You Say Nothing at All”? The theme song for ‘Notting Hill’? Guess who ruined it (for me, at least)? Allison Krauss. Remember “Just Like Heaven” by the Cure? That one was ruined by Katie Melua. But then, of course, you have the artists that actually do the job right. Best cover ever? Jeff Buckley’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that Dawn Landes’ cover of Young Folks is absolutely worth listening to.

mp3. Dawn Landes – Young Folks (Peter Bjorn and John cover)

Dawn Landes’ myspace



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