I’m a huge fan of covers, and over the course of my music-loving years (aka, my entire life), I’ve discover many new favorite artists through their renditions of track by acts I already loved. First Aid Kit came into my life through their cover of Fleet Foxes “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song,” and my first encounter with Julie Doiron was the result of a search for Paul Simon covers.
Since I’m a huge fan of Macklemore’s “Same Love,” I figured I’d click the link when I saw that an Irish alt-rock band by the name of Kodaline had released a cover of it for BBC Radio 1. I then watched their stunning take on the same-sex anthem three times in a row before deciding I needed to post about it. And here we are.
Check out the video below while I look into these Kodaline fellas a bit. Word on the street is they have a debut album coming out in the US on October 8th (OK, more like “words in a press release,” but whatevs).
Kodaline US Headline Fall Tour Dates:
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café **
10/11 – Providence, RI – Fete Lounge **
10/13 – Washington, DC – Jammin Java **
10/15 – Boston, MA – Great Scott **
10/16 – New York, NY – TBD
10/17 – New York, NY – TBD
10/18 – New York, NY – TBD
10/20 – Toronto, ON – Garrison
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Subteranean **
10/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club **
10/26 – Seattle, WA – Barboza **
10/27 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir **
10/28 – San Francisco – Café Du Nord **
10/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour **
** Diane Birch as support
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