Oh! You Pretty Things

If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough David Bowie. Except of course for the whole Tin Machine thing. What was he thinking? Whatever. A new covers album called Life on Mars—each song hand-picked and approved by Bowie himself—will be released on July 8. Already one of my favorite tracks from the album, Au Revoir Simone’s version of “Oh! You Pretty Things” sounds cute, airy, harmonious, and heavily synthesized, just as if they’d written the song. This is what good covers do. I also happen to have it on good authority that Heather of A.R.S. kills at Disney-musical karaoke. Hopefully we’ll hear that covers album soon, too.

TMN Editor Erik Bryan is living the dream. He grew up in Florida, but he’s from all over. He likes playing chess, making cocktails, smarting off, and not freezing to death in Brooklyn, where he currently resides. More by Erik Bryan

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