Nick Drake purists that we are–angrily changing the TV channel whenever that “Pink Moon” Volkswagen ad would come on–we nonetheless find ourselves charmed by the expansive cover of “Fly” performed by Swedish psych-rockers the Soundtrack of Our Lives on their new CD, Communion. Drums! Electric guitars! Wall of Sound! Not what poor Nick ever intended for “Fly,” we’re sure, but we hope he’d approve of the near-epic take on his once gentle tune. You can check out Soundtrack’s cover here.
If you prefer your Scandinavians live, abdominous frontman Ebbot Lundgren and the rest of the band will be playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11 and the Bowery Ballroom on March 12. No word yet on whether fans wearing replicas of Lundgren’s signature kamiz will be admitted free.