That being said, could this be the best yearning love song of all time; full of melancholy despite the promise of resolution? [Also included, another highly notable cover version, and the gorgeous, sparkling original.]
Xiu Xiu -- Kangaroo
This Mortal Coil -- Kangaroo
Big Star -- Kangaroo
"Kangaroo" appears on the Xiu Xiu covers EP, released by the fab Spanish label Acuarela Discos and available from Darla. The EP includes covers of tracks from three TRGAW faves: Nedelle, Bauhaus, and Nina Simone -- and uh, one from ... The Pussycat Dolls. (Don't cha wish your girlfriend was smart like me? Jus' sayin'.) Obscure Sound has posted tracks from the EP as well; there's tons more Xiu Xiu to sample at 5RC and Kill Rock Stars. The Air Force, the newest full-length from the band, will be released on September 15.
Elsewhere: Kathryn posted some fantastic pictures from The Grates' show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC last night. And, Karen Flickr'd the Peter the Wolf CD release show, which we sadly missed due to sheer forgetfulness in the midst of the flooding drama. Susan looked adorable as part of the Hobo Orchestra!