If 2008 was about band reunions, 2009 seems to be the year of high-profile compilations. A new entry into the Dark Was The Night/Heroes mix is the dramatically titled Covered, A Revolution in Sound, meant to celebrate Warner Bros. 50th Anniversary. It’s unclear if Michelle Branch handling Joni Mitchell or Adam Sandler doing Neil Young constitutes a revolution in sound, but Flaming Lips’ heavily psychedelic and percussive take on “Borderline” is at least fun (thanks for the tip, Joey). It’s also good for morale to see Coyne vocalizing more than his hatred of Arcade Fire. You can watch the guys make like Madonna — with Coyne’s nephew’s band Stardeath and White Dwarfs — after the jump.
And, if you’re curious about what else is on Covers, here’s the track list:
01 Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs – “Borderline” (Madonna)
02 The Black Keys – “Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles” (Captain Beefheart)
03 Michelle Branch – “A Case of You” (Joni Mitchell)
04 Against Me! – “Here Comes a Regular” (the Replacements)
05 Missy Higgins – “More Than This” (Roxy Music)
06 James Otto – “Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
07 Adam Sandler – “Like a Hurricane” (Neil Young)
08 Taking Back Sunday – “You Wreck Me” (Tom Petty)
09 Mastodon with Billy Gibbons – “Just Got Paid” (ZZ Top)
10 The Used – “Burning Down The House” (Talking Heads)
11 Disturbed – “Midlife Crisis” (Faith No More)
Covered, A Revolution In Sound is out via Warner Bros.