LDR Covers From Very Different Mothers

Reigning Is-She-Or-Is-She-Not-Indie BuzzQueen Lana Del Rey has already inspired hundreds of covers of the few songs she’s actually released into the wild.  Two incredibly diverse verions of her song “Video Games” were put out recently, before the soon-to-host-SNL-chanteuse hasn’t even yet released her first album.

Titus Andronicus‘ freshly-shorn frontman Patrick Stickles set off a SERIOUS flurry of post-Christmas tweets with his cover and explanation of why he chose to spend almost 7 minutes of his life offering up his cover of Ms. Lizzie Grant’s insta-InterWebs-hit, “Video Games“. (9 million hits in the past few days….are you kidding me???).

 In Mr. Stickle’s tweeted prose: “ME COVERING “VIDEO GAMES” BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN THE MAN IN THAT SONG #REALTALK.”

On the other hand, people don’t get quite as wound up about ambient ElectroDreamPop-ish covers, possibly because you can’t really fault the version San Francisco’s Silver Swans put out recently, but more likely because of the vast differences in the fanbases of the artists in question.

Here are the two, side-by-side…only on the Internet could this happen.

 

 

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