(Next to Arcade Fire that is)
This is a (VERY) old video of the indie-folk-Balkan group, Beirut’s performance of Postcards from Italy last May 6, 2007 at the Bowery Ballroom, New York.
Florence + The Machine, who is nominated for 3 awards in the 2010 Brit Awards (Best British Female, Best British Album, Best Breakthrough Act) plays coy in this cover of Robert Palmer‘s Addicted To Love. Included is her old (not to mention loud) cover of Beirut’s blissfully wonderful track, Postcards from Italy. Listen and download the original, below. Artists make mistakes and Florence’s cover is one. There are songs just hard to do and sorry to say this but her cover doesn’t showcase anything new or original. In any case this song is too unique, and Zach Condon (of Beirut) should be lauded for making the song before the age of twenty.