Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (Otis Redding Cover)

Claire Lobenfeld | June 13, 2013 - 11:47 am

During a recent appearance on Mark Riley’s BBC Radio 6 show, Unknown Mortal Orchestra applied the mellow syrup of their current album II to Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.” The synthesis of their sound and the original is so natural that the cover feels only like a slightly tweaked version of Redding’s own, yet somehow wholly new. Check it out below.

II is out now via Jagjaguwar.