Coheed and Cambria- A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours (The Smiths cover) (via The Awl)
So The AV Club had Coheed and Cambria cover The Smiths (which really just shouldn’t be done. Even Jeff Buckley couldn’t pull it off, and he managed to cover Strange Fruit and sound good), and I steeled myself for disaster, since it’s not like C&C has put out anything good since I was in high school (Man, writing that makes me feel like such a pretentious hipster douche, but it’s totally true! I thought they were interesting sophomore year and then they quickly fell from grace.) BUT it’s seriously awesome. The instrumental work is understated and delicately beautiful, while the vocal has a warmth and sadness which undercuts the lyrical content in a different way than Morrissey’s sardonic delivery on the original (and, you know, everything ever).
Hmm, I really should cool it with the parenthetical asides, I overuse that shit so much, but it’s just so easy.