Adem Takes On Indie Rock Classics

At the beginning of May, Adem’s releasing Takes, a collection of a dozen covers and “interpretations.” The songs he chose to tackle — by Björk, Smashing Pumpkins, Yo Le Tengo, the Breeders, Low, Aphex Twin, Tortoise, PJ Harvey, etc. — were initially released between 1991 and 2001, when young Adem was still … young. (Björk covers, you say?) In this video we see the Londoner (and various close-ups of Adem, his guitar, his beard, and his balloon shirt) taking back the analog with a gorgeous, fragile and strummed take on dEUS’ “Hotellounge (Be the Death of Me).”

Keep the dream alive. Remember the original? Crunchy. Here are the others:

01 “Bedside Table” – Bedhead
02 “Oh My Lover” – PJ Harvey
03 “Slide” – Lisa Germano
04 “Loro” – Pinback – Pinback
05 “Hotellounge” – dEUS
06 “To Cure A Weakling Child” + “Boy/Girl Song” – Aphex Twin
07 “Tears Are In Your Eyes” – Yo La Tengo
08 “Starla” – Smashing Pumpkins
09 “Gamera” – Tortoise
10 “Unravel” – Björk
11 “Invisible Man” – The Breeders
12 “Laser Beam” – Low

Adem, we listened to a lot of the same things.

Takes is out 5/5 on Domino.

Tags: Adem, dEUS