Phoenix - "Entertainment (Dinosaur Jr. Remix)"

It’s tough to say why Phoenix are selling Dinosaur Jr.’s cover of their new song “Entertainment” as a remix rather than a straight-up cover; as far as I can tell, Dino Jr. keep no elements of Phoenix’s original version of the song intact. Instead, J Mascis turns their gleaming, precision-engineered pop song into a slow, gorgeously stoned contemplation, replete with quietly blazing guitar solo. As covers go, though, it’s a pretty stunning thing, and I’m pretty sure I like it more than the original song. Download it below.

(via SPIN via Pitchfork)

Phoenix’s new album Bankrupt! is out 4/23 on Loyaute/Glassnote, and I hope Dinosaur Jr. cover the whole thing.

Comments (5)
  1. definitely better than the original!

  2. This really is terrific, he took the excellent framework of Mars’ vocals and made them into a great southern rock ballad.

  3. This is a reinvention of the song on the level of Mark Kozelek.

    So wait–why hasn’t Dinosaur Jr. released an entire covers album before?

  4. Literally jumped out of my seat when I saw that headline.

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