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COVER: “Maps” – Arcade Fire.

There are bands that are new to the scene, and there are bands that have done their time and paid their dues. Two such bands that fit into the latter category are the Arcade Fire and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Two different bands, two different sounds….right? When they collide we’re left stunned — and with a cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ epitomous song “Maps.”

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire rose to fame not too long ago, and are still beloved by a rather large section of musical brethren. They’re (one of the many)  indie darlings of Canada, sent straight from the north to deliver tunes to the south. They’ve been lauded critically as well as nominated twice for Best Alternative Album at the Grammys.

They bring a really unique element to their live cover of “Maps.” With the prominence of the amazing original in the mind of the general listener, their version delivers something different. If you’re a diehard Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan, you may be disappointed; if you worship the Arcade Fire, you may be left wondering. But I think that the song is a legitimate and great example of the power of cover songs in music today, and hey, you’ll get three minutes of pleasant listening to boot.

Arcade Fire on
“Maps (Live)” – Arcade Fire.

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