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Mountain Man – “Around And Around” (John Denver Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in 2010, the Vermont trio Mountain Man released the lovely, harmony-coated folk album Made The Harbor, which brought serious levels of bucolic charm. (When I saw them at SXSW that year, they said it was the first time they’d performed with microphones.) Since then, the band put in serious time touring as Feist’s backu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2013 - 11:04 am

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver’s “Prisoner” this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or Die music video. In the world of this video, it seems like people can just be John Denver in the same way some people on Adult Swim’s excellent Children’s HospitalMore »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” (John Denver Cover)

The perma-square ’70s folkie John Denver might seem like an odd choice to get the tribute-album treatment. But the man wrote “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” sang with the Muppets, testified against music censorship on the Congressional floor, and danced on the Orioles dugout during the 1983 World Series, so he’s OK with me. And… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 7, 2013 - 9:26 am

My Morning Jacket – “Leaving On A Jet Plane” (John Denver Cover)

As a huge Mark Kozelek fan, I can’t help but wonder how one goes about assembling a John Denver tribute album in 2013 and doesn’t find space for a Kozelek rendition; is it because he put out his own Denver tribute back in 2000 (featuring Low, Bonnie Prince Billy, and THREE Red House Painters tracks)? More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 26, 2013 - 3:55 pm

Youth Lagoon Covers John Denver

Youth Lagoon covered John Denver’s “Goodbye Again” for his Sirius XMU session, and the song, to an extent, reveals a touchpoint I hadn’t noticed before. Huh. Yeah, this totally works. Grab a download of the track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / December 13, 2011 - 3:21 pm