The Best Indie Rock Music Covers

Looking for the best indie rock music covers? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll round up some of the best ones we’ve found. From classic tracks to modern hits, there’s something for everyone.

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The 1975 – Somebody Else

The 1975’s live cover of The Postal Service’s “Somebody Else” is so good that it might just be better than the original. The band performed the track on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, and their version is a beautiful, stripped-down rendition that allows the lyrics to shine. frontman Matthew Healy’s vocals are emotive and vulnerable, and the track is made even more powerful by the simple, soulful piano accompaniment.

The National – I Need My Girl

One of the best things about The National is that they’re not afraid to take on other people’s songs and make them their own. This cover of “I Need My Girl” by The Temper Trap is a perfect example of that. They manage to keep the feeling of the original while making it sound like a completely different song.

The War on Drugs – Under the Pressure

The War on Drugs – Under the Pressure is a song by British indie rock band The Libertines. It was released as the lead single from their second album, Antonia, on 28 November 2005. The song peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart and was nominated for the 2006 Ivor Novello Award for Best Single.

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

Arcade Fire’s “Reflektor” is a catchy, anthemic song that gets stuck in your head for days. It’s also a perfect example of how a cover can improve upon the original. Originally released as a single in 2013, Arcade Fire’s version of “Reflektor” is a minor key reworking of the original song by LCD Soundsystem. The result is a dark and atmospheric track that builds to a climax.

The original “Reflektor” was released as part of LCD Soundsystem’s self-titled debut album in 2001. The song was written by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy and produced by Murphy and John McEntire. “Reflektor” is an upbeat, dance-oriented track with elements of disco and rock. The song was inspired by Murphy’s experience attending a Talking Heads concert in Paris, where he was struck by the band’s use of Haitian percussion.

While the original “Reflektor” is a great song, Arcade Fire’s cover is even better. The Canadian indie rock band took the original track and slowed it down, adding their own distinctive flavor to the song. The result is a dark and atmospheric track that builds to a climax.

Bon Iver – Skinny Love

Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” was originally written about a failed relationship, but the song has taken on a new life in recent years. The original version of the song was released in 2007, but it wasn’t until 2011 that the song really started to gain popularity. In the past few years, the song has been covered by a number of different artists, each with their own unique take on the track.

One of the most popular covers of “Skinny Love” was recorded by British singer-songwriter Birdy. Her version of the song features stripped-down instrumentation and her delicate vocals give the track an emotional weight that wasn’t present in the original. Another well-known cover comes from American indie folk band Fleet Foxes. Their version of “Skinny Love” is slower and more atmospheric than the original, with lead singer Robin Pecknold delivering a powerful vocal performance.

Other notable covers of “Skinny Love” include versions by Ed Sheeran, Hozier, and First Aid Kit. Each artist brings their own unique style to the track, making for a number of different takes on this classic song.

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
The Best Indie Rock Music Covers

We all know the feeling of being lost and helpless. That sense of being out of control and at the mercy of the world. It’s a feeling that we’ve all experienced at one point or another, and it’s a feeling that Fleet Foxes capture perfectly in their song “Helplessness Blues.”

The track is taken from the band’s second album of the same name, and it sees lead singer Robin Pecknold grappling with themes of anxiety, depression, and mortality. It’s a heavy topic for a pop song, but Pecknold delivers it with his usual poetic grace.

The music itself is just as weighty as the lyrics, with a slow build that eventually explodes into a cathartic crescendo. It’s a stunning track, and easily one of the best indie rock songs of the last decade.

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Track: 12
Album: Fear Fun
Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: April 3, 2012

The original “I Love You, Honeybear” by Father John Misty is a beautifully written love song, and this cover by The National keeps that feeling alive. The gentle guitar strumming and lead singer Matt Berninger’s smooth voice make this cover one of the best indie rock music covers around.

The Tallest Man on Earth – King of Spain

The original “King of Spain” by The Tallest Man on Earth is a beautiful, wistful folk song. This cover by Conner Youngblood takes that same feeling and transports it into the realm of indie rock. Youngblood’s version is haunting and catchy, with a twangy guitar and ethereal vocals that will stay with you long after the song is over.

Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways

Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways
The Bright Eyes frontman’s take on a classic Justin Timberlake track is understated, gentle and utterly gorgeous.

Sufjan Stevens – John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. He first rose to prominence with his debut album, A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label in 2000.

Stevens is known for his highly eclectic style, which incorporates elements of indie rock, electronica, folk, hip hop, and classical music. He has also collaborated with other artists such as Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and horns player Nico Muhly.

In 2005, Stevens released his critically acclaimed second album, Illinois, which is considered to be his magnum opus. The album included the song “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.”, a macabre ode to the serial killer of the same name.

The song was covered by many different artists after its release, including Sufjan himself in a more stripped-down acoustic version. Other notable versions include those by The Mountain Goats, Arcade Fire, and Sharon Van Etten.

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