The Gaslight Anthem – “Skinny Love” (Bon Iver Cover)

By Michael Nelson / November 1, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Why, it was just last week that we heard Gaslight Anthem covering Foo Fighters’ “Everlong,” and already we’ve got another seemingly random cover from the band. Their version of Bon Iver’s breakout track, “Skinny Love,” is featured on the Gaslight Anthem’s new Here Comes My Man EP. To me, it sounds a little bit like Brian Fallon literally just singing over the Bon Iver original (especially on the first verse), sort of drowning out Justin Vernon’s frailer vocal, like a YouTube karaoke cover or something. But maybe that’s what he was going for. Give it a listen.