King and Cross Cover

It’s not often I come across a song that speaks deeply to me. Especially one that inspires me enough to gather a group of touring musicians friends on our day off to learn the song and then perform and record it. But this song is so moving musically, lyrically, emotionally that I wanted to give nod to it’s unique quality.

A few weeks ago on the road Aaron and I were flipping through radio stations when we came across David Dye’s World Cafe on NPR. As we all know, David’s got incredible taste with his finger constantly on the pulse of what’s going on in music. And what’s even better is he really digs in and finds music that is innovative and poignant. We’re lucky to have someone like him available to us in American music today. Thanks David- you rock.

On this particular night he was discussing an Icelandic artist by the name of Asgeir who is going to release his first english album in 2014. The song that came on the radio was simply put, stunning. We immediately found the song and put it on repeat over and over again. After the 150th time of rocking out to it, I turned to Aaron and insisted that this would be a blast to record with our friends in Asheville.

With the help of Independent Arts and Music Asheville located inside Emmy award winning  Echo Mountain Recording Studios  we got together this afternoon, figured out the tune, and recorded it. We even represented Asheville’s very own Moog by including it in the tune! We’ll be posting the video tomorrow – in the meantime, do yourself a favor and open yourself up to your new addiction:

Asgeir – King and Cross