Tunde Adebimpe Covers Neil Young

brandon | October 10, 2008 - 4:44 pm

Death Cab For Cutie are heading on tour with Neil Young, and here’s TV On The Radio’s beardless singer Tunde Adebimpe covering the man’s “Unknown Legend.” Tunde’s cover comes from Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married, which as we mentioned, stars a smiling Adebimpe. The spare, lonesome take on the Harvest Moon song’s less cheerful, running in sharp contrast to the more mile-a-minute energy of TV On The Radio’s current Dear Science focus “Dancing Choose.” Pretty stuff. “She used to work in a diner / Never saw a woman look finer / I used to order just to watch her float across the floor…”


(Via The Playlist)

To get the setting: In the movie, Tunde, who plays the groom marrying Rosemarie DeWitt (aka Rachel), supposedly forgoes wedding vows and instead sings the above. Kleenex, please.

The Rachel Getting Married Soundtrack is out via Lakeshore Records.