Biffy Clyro on BBC Live Lounge

Scotland’s Biffy Clyro are responsible for one of my favorite albums of 2013, the double-LP Opposites, while Vampire Weekend released the Stereogum consensus choice for album of the year (so far) with Modern Vampires Of The City. Now, in unlikely fashion, the twain have met: Biffy did an acoustic cover of VW’s massive single “Diane Young” on Radio 1′s Live Lounge. I’m not sure it’s a great fit for either party — Biffy’s strengths come from their soaring dynamics and emotional directness, while VW are all about subtle shades and lyrical details — but it’s kinda cool to hear just the same. Check it out.

Comments (2)
  1. Hahaha. This is pretty low-key for Biffy Clyro (in terms of getting weird with their covers) but when the weirdness drops during the solo it’s pretty awesome.

  2. he sounds like buscemi pronouncing the lyrics so flat like that… not in a good way. also didn’t exactly bother to learn the melody completely

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