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Listen: The Dø – “Tightrope” (Janelle Monae cover)

By ; January 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM 

It looks like everyone was asleep around the Christmas period when The Dø originally uploaded this mind blowing cover to their Soundcloud, but fortunately Listen Before You Buy was the first to sniff it out today, and it’s just too good not to share, even if it is “old” by internet blogging standards.

Swedish band The Dø, whose album Both Ways Open Jaws was one of our favourite albums of 2011, have covered Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope,” from one of our favourite albums of 2011, The ArchAndroid. But this is no regular cover; they’ve taken some of the funk out and have instead extended it into a nine-minute indie-pop-rock epic. It has to be heard to be believed. Check it out below.


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