Lissy’s a former model, so she’s bringing all that in this Richard Kern-directed video for her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready For The Floor”: many nicely tailored outfits, emotive expressions, even straight-up laying on the floor as she sings that she’s ready for it. She taps a desperation in the song you may not have realized was there before, or at the very least is desperate that you buy into her cover of it:

An MP3 of a song that is not this one:

Self-Taught Learner is out via American Myth in the States and Wichita in the UK.

Comments (14)
  1. MyWestSides  |   Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009 0

    This cover is by far a stand out on that record! Won me over and I’ve been hearing people play it out a lot now. Video looks cool too…Richard Kerns got a great and perverse eye which works well for her style.

  2. KJK  |   Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009 0

    well, she’s cute….

  3. hahaha awful

  4. chonez  |   Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009 0

    good version but i never expect much from a band who’s first hit is a cover of another.

  5. Ryan P  |   Posted on Jul 23rd, 2009 0

    I wouldn’t say this is the bands first hit…just a cool cover….at least they didn’t choose like a lady gaga track and go that route. Lissys a star though and cover aside they got some other great tracks and made this hot chip song sound totally original. Self Taught Learner on the EP is also a hell of a jam.

  6. no posers  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2009 0

    this sucks… how come models and actors feel compelled to make music? stick to being a mannequin.

  7. zxcvb  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2009 0

    This kinda sounds like a song by Hot Chip!!

  8. tigerkite  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2009 0

    I think it’s great.

  9. friends  |   Posted on Jul 24th, 2009 0

    Friends in high places does not give you fans. Her “story” is the most annoying one I’ve read in years.

  10. I actually dug both songs. I’m a sucker for mid-90′s female-fronted bands though. I’m late to the party “friends”, what’s her story?

  11. This video is terrible and this lady has negative charisma. We get it, you are hot and want to be in a band. Great.

  12. karmapaleeese  |   Posted on Jul 26th, 2009 0

    negative charisma? shes in a rock band not a pep squad dude.
    this song kills it and i give her props because i heard this song before i hear she modeled and thought it was pretty rad regardless of any “story”. anyways I don’t know one band out there that wouldn’t mind doing some modeling if the price was right. I know I would.

  13. This song reminds me of teenage angst I never had…sorta like a John Hughes movie. Sort of happiness and melancholy all at once. I like it.

  14. wow this is a great cover!

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