Rich O’Toole

Cover Wars: District Sleeps Alone Tonight

It has been seven years since The Postal Service released Give Up and I still listen to it at least once a month. The obvious choice for a Cover Wars would have been Such Great Heights with the likes of Iron & Wine and Ben Folds likely to battle it out for the win, but when I sat down to write it, I figured I’d pick a different tune on the record so we could delve a bit more into obscurity. What follows is an interesting collection where the professionally recorded takes are not necessarily superior to the do-it-yourself YouTube sensations. Have a listen below to six different covers of the opening track to what will hopefully not be the only ever LP from The Postal Service.

Cover Wars

The Contestants:

English singer Frank Turner leads us off this week with a solo acoustic version available on his release Source: First Three Years.


Turner performing a live version:

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