It’s pretty crazy that The xx have proven themselves to be so uncoverable. You’d think a bunch of kids making ultra-slow and smokey love songs with minimal lyrics would leave a lot of room for interpretation, but any time anyone else tries to get in on the action, it sounds like they missed the point. The Antlers don’t quite improve on the original—their whole vibe has always been about being less lyrically literal and more dense anyway—but if you’ve been dying to hear a new interpretation of “VCR” with a few more bells and whistles and 100% more vocal quaver, now is your chance. Stream “VCR” along with a couple other Antlers songs right here.
The Antlers Cover The xx, Sound Weird Doing It
POSTED April 19, 2010 3:27PM IN THE TRIPWIRE