Listen to Grizzly Bear Cover Hot Chip's "Boy from School"

January 26, 2010  |  5:00pm

[Photos by Stephen Lindley]

Update: Grizzly Bear originally recorded this cover at Australian radio station triple j, where they were featured on the segment Like A Version.

Does everything those Grizzly Bear guys touch turn to gold? In the last year alone, they’ve comprised half of a damn fun mash-up EP with Lil Wayne, released one of best albums of 2009 and made Steely Dan’s Michael McDonald cool again.

Now, the band has taken one of electro-soul quintet Hot Chip’s funkiest synth jams in its gaping maw. The Brooklyn foursome’s beautiful version of “Boy from School” re-imagines the song as a mournful acoustic hymn.

Gorilla vs. Bear has the stream. Go listen.

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