The band is Or, The Whale, who have released the track as a one off cover. Most recently, the band released their second album, (self-titled) in 2009. With some nice tours already behind them, they've lined up a few dates for March leading into SXSW.
In the meantime, here's their version of "Toxic"
and a video for "Rusty Gold"
02/27 - Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
03/09 - Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge ^
03/10 - Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern ^
03/11 - Cottage Grove, OR Axe and Fiddle ^
03/12 - San Francisco, CA The Independent ^
03/13 - Los Angeles, CA Hotel Cafe ^
03/14 - San Diego, CA Bar Pink ^
03/15 - Tucscon, AZ Club Congress ^
03/17-03/20 - Austin, TX SXSW
^ = w/ The Maldives
plenty of newsletter action coming at you today -
- Janus covers Depeche Mode's "Walking In My Shoes"
- The Dear Hunter chats on MTVu
- Efterklang tour dates; free download of "Modern Drift"
- The National tour dates
- The Big Pink tour dates
- Gang Gang Dance signed to 4AD & will release a new album later this year
- Tune-Yards tour dates
- Serena-Maneesh tour dates; free mp3 of "I Want to See Your Face"
- Stereogum has posted an MP3 from Vampire Weekend, it's a cover of "Ruby Soho" by Rancid
- free download from Ya Za
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