Thursday, February 26, 2009

cover: Headless Heroes do Vashti, Johnston

"Wilder than Moonlight"

(photo by damusic)
While reading P4k's review of To Be Still, I came across a mention of a set of covers Alela Diane did for a project dubbed Headless Heroes. Apparently, the super group, consisting of Hugo Nicolson, Josh Klinghoffer, Woodrow Jackson III, Gus Seyffert, Alela Diane, Leo Abrahams, Joey Waronker, Dirty Pretty Strings, Pocketknife, Mike G., Irana Douer, Sarah Lynn Graves, & Eddie Bezalel, released an album of covers in November. The disc, The Silence of Love, which features Diane's timeless voice on every track, includes songs by Vashti Bunyan, the Jesus & Mary Chain, Daniel Johnston, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, just to name a few.

Hearing one of my favorite vocalists cover two of my all time favorite songs (Johnston's "True Love Will Find You In The End" and Bunyan's "Here Before") is quite the Thursday morning revelation. Excitement level for Alela's show at Music Hall just went through the roof.

Headless Heroes (feat. Alela Diane)- Here Before (Vashti Bunyan)
Headless Heroes (feat. Alela Diane)- True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)

Headless Heroes - Just Like Honey (Dir. Nina Spiering, Mirka Duijn)

The North Wind Blew South

1 comment:

Dan said...

That "True Love" cover is absolutely gorgeous. It makes me think Alela Diane should do more stuff with lusher instrumentation.