11.7.12

Cover Love: Vaempires: White Christmas by Thomas Winship


In honor of Indie Week (check it out at A Life Among the Pages), I'd like to feature Thomas Winship's cover for Vaempires: White Christmas.  This cover grabbed me the instant I saw it at the bottom of his post.  Not only is it an extremely well done indie cover, but it's just an extremely well done cover ingeneral.  Simple.  Clean.  Perfectly expresses the sentiment of the title without giving too much away.  In fact, the simplicity is intriguing.  Even a little comical.  Yeah, that's a tree bulb covered in blood.  Yeah, this is going to be that kind of Christmas.  Just stunning. 




Today's cover with a cover comes to us from Story of the Year, a sort of emo / screamo band that I was obsessed with as a young teen and still very much enjoy.  It's a little scratchy since it's live, but it gets the point across.  I heard them perform this cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" when they opened for Linkin Park, back when I was in eighth grade.  I'd heard the song before but couldn't remember who did it.  I loved it.  Immediately after the concert, I bought the black album and fell in love with Metallica and metal.  The rest, as they say, is history.  



6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, CJ. What an awesome concept--cover with a cover. I love Metallica (more so back when they cared about music, I admit) and have every SOTY release, as well.

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    1. Any time! I'm seriously in love with your cover. I'm also in love with covers of songs, so this is the perfect way I can ramble about them. I also love your taste in music! And agree about the Metallica bit. St. Anger was an unfortunate case...

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    2. I'm kind of insane about music--thousands of CDs and 150k songs in iTunes. I'll send you a copy of White Christmas-hell, Revolution, too. Email or DM your address.

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    3. Me too! Fewer CDs but tons of iTunes songs. More if I had the money. Really!? Wow! Thank you so much!!! The punctuation abuse is meant to indicate extreme joy.

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  2. This is such an amazing cover. You've been picking awesome ones!!

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