Thursday, February 2, 2012

Old Ideas with New Friends: Cults - "Everybody Knows" (Leonard Cohen Comp.)

When my buddy Dave & I saw Cults @ Union Transfer (Philly) roughly 2 weeks ago, lead guitarist Brian Oblivion talked about how the band doesn't ever really play live covers, simply because the couldn't nail down a suitable tune. Cults then proceeded to rip through a heavy, emotionally-driven rendition of "Everybody Knows." Originally appearing on Leonard Cohen's 1988 album I'm Your Man, the track was penned along with Sharon Robinson, and later appeared on a handful of various film soundtracks. From what I can tell, that very Friday The 13th show marked the premier live performance of "Everybody Knows."

It has since been revealed that Cults' cover is actually the first in what will essentially be an on-going series... "Old Ideas with New Friends." The compilation is set to be leaked out gradually over the course of the [up]coming months. A few of Indie Rock's favourite leading men, A.C. Newman (New Pornographers), Bradford Cox, and Greg Dulli are also rumored to appear throughout the series. Leonard Cohen's new album, Old Ideas was just recently released, while Cults are currently working on a Hip-Hop-themed mixtape, in addition to the second album for Columbia Records. Be sure to catch Cults live, on tour, and coming soon to a city near you... I promise - You won't regret it!

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