Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Listen: M. Ward Covers Joanna Newsom, Led Zeppelin

I posted this tune back in a February Friday Five , but just read M. Ward will be offering his rendition of Joanna Newsom‘s Sadie for tribute compilation Versions of Joanna to benefit Oxfam. (via Pitchfork)

No word on if it’s a re-recorded version or this live take from a few years back.

M. Ward “Sadie” (Joanna Newsom cover) live take

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M. Ward also contributed to another benefit, a triple-disk tribute to Led Zeppelin for First Octave, a group who helps provide the Portland Public School system funds for music. A fantastic cause.

M. Ward “Bron-Yr-Aur”
from From The Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin [order]

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MP3: Elliott Smith Covers Led Zeppelin
MP3: Friday Five 02.05.10 with M. Ward
Whole Lotta Sabbath: Epic Led Zeppelin x Black Sabbath Mashup
MP3: Oh, The Humanity … Zeppelin’s Acoustic Black Dog

MP3: Friday Five 06.04.10 Calexico covers Arcade Fire, School of Seven Bells Remix, Fanfarlo on Twilight Soundtrack, She & Him, and I’m not a Band

A bunch of new tunes and an old cover by Calexico that’ll hopefully tide you over ’til more new Arcade Fire. Enjoy!

I’m not a Band “I’m not a Band” from self released

School of Seven Bells “Windstorm” (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix) from Windstorm Single

Calexico “Ocean of Noise” (Arcade Fire)
from Intervention 7”

Fanfarlo “Atlas” from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse OST

She & Him “Fools Rush In” (Johnny Mercer / Rube Bloom)
from Levis Pioneer Sessions 2010

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