New TV On The Radio – “Heroes” (David Bowie Cover)

We mentioned War Child’s Heroes and offered a listen to the contributions from Lily Allen and Hot Chip. Remember the concept behind the compilation: 15 “ultimate icons” chose a song from their own back catalogs and chose a new act to cover it. David Bowie chose TV On The Radio to take on the collection’s namesake. If you recall, he sang backing vocals on Cookie Mountain’s “Province,” so look at it as returning the favor. Or as trust. It doesn’t approach the 1977 original, but then, how do you top this?

Heroes is out in the UK via Parlophone on 2/16 and in the US via EMI on 2/24. Canada sees it released on 3/3.