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Singles file: The Swell Season, Band of Horses, Passporte Royale

the swell seasonThe Swell Season cover a disco classic.

By Allison Stewart

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...

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The Swell Season: "Young Hearts Run Free" (Candi Staton cover)

As part of the Levi's Pioneer sessions' ongoing covers project, the retiring duo turn in a deceptively jaunty version of the disco classic.

Band of Horses: "Can't Hardly Wait" (live Replacements cover)

In keeping with their newfound mellowness, BoH dial down and country-folk-ize the Mats' modern rock staple.

Passporte Royale: "Born Free" (M.I.A. cover)

The Swedish DJ kicks it Beirut-style on this Gypsy-brass-happy makeover of the much-discussed track.

Som Sistema: "Buffalo Stance" (Neneh Cherry cover)

The Portuguese electro crew serves up a super groovy take on Cherry's '88 hit.

Nas: "Hey Young World" (Slick Rick cover)

Also from the Levi's Pioneer sessions: One of the '00s greatest rappers gives one of the '80s greatest hip-hop tracks a nostalgic do-over.

By David Malitz  |  June 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags: Band of Horses, Nas, Passport Royale, Som Sistema, The Swell Season  
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