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The Mountain Goats and Bill Callahan Cover Leonard Cohen

February 7, 2012  |  4:08pm
The Mountain Goats and Bill Callahan Cover Leonard Cohen

The Leonard Cohen covers continue to pour out this week.

We recently reported Bradford Cox’s rendition of “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy” along with Cults’ “Everybody Knows” and Cold War Kids’ “There Is War” for Columbia Records’ homage to Cohen. Today, a new addition to the covers series has surfaced.

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle is the most recent artist to deliver his own rendition to the series. Darnielle chose “The Smokey Life” from Cohen’s 1979 Recent Songs. You can watch the live track here.

It seems that the idea is catching on.

Now, the March issue of British music magazine MOJO will come with a covers CD titled The Songs of Leonard Cohen where modern artists cover their favorite Cohen songs.

Cass McCombs and Father John Misty, among others, have contributed to the cover album.

Listen to Bill Callahan’s take on “So Long, Marinnae” via Sterogum.

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