Futureheads - Hounds of Love

| Keith
I found a fox
Caught by dogs
He let me take him in my hands
His little heart
It beats so fast
And I'm ashamed of running away
From nothing real
I just can't deal with this
But I'm still afraid to be there
Among your hounds of love
And feel your arms surround me
I've always been a coward
And never know what's good for me

It's all Kate Bush and covers over here! This past weekend Kerri and I got to talking about (and listening to) covers since she posted another Kate Bush track that also has a terrific cover song Friday. Placebo's version of "Running Up That Hill" is ace. In addition to being a terrific and original act, Placebo are pretty adept when it comes to covers. Through the course of that afternoon, we landed on the idea of doing a covers week, and here's our first song, from a band I've been longing to share on TMIS. It's probably not a coincidence that the song comes from Kate Bush and her landmark album.

Sunderland's Futureheads, who, back in 2004, released this amazing rendition of Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love". The rest of that debut album is classic indie dance/rock gold as well.

RIYL: Maximo Park, The Rakes, The Wombats, We Are Scientists

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The Medicine Hat - St. Cecilia

| Kerri
I remember my hometown
And this new one's a let down
When I think of how I used to be
I used to be kind
I used to be kind
Oh St. Cecelia I know you're singing the best song
But these melodies, ecstasies, can only keep it going for so long

Another great Canadian band to close out the week. This time it's experimental pop quartet The Medicine Hat, out of Ontario. Looks like they play all kinds of fun local gigs but aren't quite on the Bands In Town radar yet. Their two debut singles are right up my alley. Hat tip (pun intended) to Spotify for bringing them to my attention. Here's hoping they'll release more music soon. 

RIYL: Flor, Grouplove, Islands, Hannah Georgas

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Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

| Kerri

It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn't hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I'm making?
You, it's you and me.

And if I only could,
I'd make a deal with God,
And I'd get him to swap our places,
Be running up that road,
Be running up that hill,
Be running up that building.
If I only could, oh...

You don't want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder.
Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts.

Is there so much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don't we?
You, it's you and me.
It's you and me won't be unhappy.

What a moving song. Released in 1985 to popular success and critical acclaim, nevertheless I always felt it was a track ahead of it's time. Fast forward about twenty years and the perfect remake came out. I've been debating for a long time, which to put on TMIS: Kate Bush or Placebo version? Went with Kate because she wrote it, and she's a legend. Bonus Placebo attached though.

RIYL: Cocteau Twins, Sinead O'Conner, Just Us, Blondie, The Sugarcubes

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