Busdriver Covers Animal Collective

Amrit Singh | August 9, 2011 - 3:27 pm

If you’re a Busdriver fan, this is probably too reverent a cover for you. Animal Collective’s Sung Tongs classic “Leaf House” is here in the hands of the quickfire rap specialist, but it’s not really in his mouth at all. Sure, Busdriver sings out those melodies and ascending/descending scalar runs set to a more punchy, Loden-produced take on the original’s tribal-psych movement. But if you’re expecting an infusion of tongue twirling lyrical schemes, you will be disappointed. The single’s b-side is the Flying Lotus produced “Lady Place,” which is a space where Busdriver will likely operate with less self-imposed constraints. For now, though, for those seeking an alternately produced/vocalized version of “Leaf House,” here is this:

(via busdriverse.com)