As my readers know, I’ve been in love with Memoryhouse at least since when we first posted their cover of Grizzly Bear’s ‘Foreground’ back in February that featured what I described as “soft acoustic guitar sparkl[ing] alongside a gently droning production and Denise’s lovely but affectless vocals.” And although there is no question that I prefer their original material (“Bonfire” may be one of the best songs this year), their covers are pretty inspired too. Well, they have unofficially/officially released another beautifully inspired cover — this time it is a live recording of My Bloody Valentine’s “When You Sleep” featuring Evan on piano. The recording is from a performance that was recorded for Yours Truly at The Sub in San Francisco (which gets my vote for the coolest place in the city right now). It is was a warm, intimate performance that I hold especially close to my heart as Yours Truly invited me to join them for the show. Give it a listen below, and grab that Grizzly Bear cover if you missed it before.
Memoryhouse – When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine Cover)
Memoryhouse – Foreground (Grizzly Bear cover)
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