Owen Pallett Covers Guided by Voices (VIA Pitchfork)

Owen Pallett Covers Guided by Voices


Owen Pallett Covers Guided by Voices

Photo by Ryan Pfluger

The A.V. Club’s web series “Undercover” features bands covering classic songs, all of them selected from a list at the A.V. Club folks drew up. In the newest installment, Owen Pallett takes on the Guided by Voices power-pop anthem “Game of Pricks”, turning it into a fragile, keening ballad, with Pallett’s own violin loops standing in for the rhythm section. It’s pretty!

We also see Pallett talking about why he didn’t like GBV’s legendary booze-soaked live shows, which is not a point of view that we often hear. Watch the video at the link above.

Posted by Tom Breihan on June 8, 2010 at 4:35 p.m.