Serena Ryder Covers Band Of Horses

Canadian songstress Serena Ryder’s had a productive decade, releasing four albums and three EPs of original material, alongside working as a lead vocalist on this year’s Great Lake Swimmers LP Lost Channels, since debuting in 1999. She’s marking ten years in the recorded-music business with a fittingly far-flung four-track covers EP, filtering Kylie Minogue, Jordin Sparks, Hank Williams, and here Ben Bridwell through her formidable pipes. The drifting, easy listening arrangement of BoH signature jam “The Funeral” is pretty low key, stripping the song of its ampitheater-ready dynamic climax, leaving just her voice to do the heavy lifting (not necessarily a bad thing when your voice sounds like Serena’s). So while it makes for some Triple A styled listening, it’s also emotionally custom-tailed to soundtrack a teen soap’s season-ending montage (attention, Alexandra Patsavas).

Serena Ryder – “The Funeral” (MP3)

Here’s the list of EP covers:

“The Funeral” (Band Of Horses)
“No Air” (Jordin Sparks)
“Slow” (Kylie Minogue)
“Ramblin Man'” (Hank Williams)

Hear more at MySpace. Serena’s got a lot of shows in the next few weeks, many with Eric Hutchinson.

Headlining shows:
04/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater (Free)
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Soiled Dove ($9.73 Ticket)
05/01 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ($5.00 ticket. Headlining show
05/02 – Detroit, MI @ Hard Rock Café. Free headlining show
05/03 – Plymouth, MI @ Downtown Plymouth. Free headlining show
05/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café. Free headlining show

Opening for Eric Hutchinson
05/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
05/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/07 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
05/08 – Boston, MA @ The Roxy
05/09 – Northhampton, MA @ Pearl Street
05/10 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
05/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
05/15 – Lexington, MI @ Lexington Music Theater
05/16 – Lexington, MI @ Lexington Music Theater
05/19 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
05/20 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl At Center Stage
05/23 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theater