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Covered: Jens & Tracey


Covered: Jens & Tracey

Jens Lekman and Tracey Thorn recently teamed up for the 20th-anniversary Merge Records covers compilation "Score!" . As I'm a big fan of both, I was psyched when Tracey first announced this on her blog. It literally just came out of nowhere.

And I can confirm that it's indeed excellent. Their voices just entwined so well together, and it's deceptively sweet for the wry, deadpan lyrics. Definitely one of the best covers I've heard in 2009.

Tracey Thorn and Jens Lekman - Yeah! Oh, Yeah! (The Magnetic Fields) I always meant to check out Magnetic Fields' stuff, actually, but I got intimidated by their hefty discography. It doesn't help that the most recommended album to start with is called '69 .... 7:26 a.m. Thursday 21st May 2009 EST
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