Posts Tagged ‘Where Is My Mind’

March 2, 2018
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/403526670/stream?client_id=N2eHz8D7GtXSl6fTtcGHdSJiS74xqOUI?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

How many of you love the Pixies’ Where Is My Mind? For me, the 1988 track off the legendary band’s debut album Surfa Rosa is a timeless classic and an all time favorite. I even have a thin denim jacket with its title on the back, though I haven’t had a chance to wear it yet since it’s been too cold since I purchased it recently. Covers of the song are bountiful, and while I’ll always be devoted to Placebo’s dark thrashing version, I gladly make room in my heart for a fresh approach by Unlike Pluto. The LA producer gives us a Where Is My Mind that we’ve never fathomed we’d hear. It’s a zingy bounding electronic iteration with slivers of Whethan and Oliver Tree running through its airy beats, spry strums, and peppery bounce. You can stream/download Unlike Pluto’s finely crafted cover, here.

August 24, 2016
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/279369382/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

I tend to get very excited when I first discover talent arising out of my home, the Bay Area, and CVRSE left my heart aflutter when I stumbled upon his new original, Verana. This DJ and producer breathes new life into the local trap scene with his grandly cinematic Hudson Mohawke and Rustie evoking anthem. Verana pitches and yaws, saws and thunders, a savage and vehement sonic adventure. CVRSE recently teamed up with Gill Chang on a dreamy pensive number named Where Is My Mind, too, which can be streamed below. Verana is a free download, here, while Where Is My Mind can be copped, here.

January 27, 2015
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/187905344/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

FMLYBND is another endearing act that has quickly become a favorite emerging indie band in the past months. Their cover of Pixies classic Where Is My Mind has been resonating in my mind since its release late last year. Now, the Southern California band kicks off 2015 with another stellar release, Letting Go. It’s a muggy, slinky, but deliciously vibrant treat, and it kicks off FMLYBND’s exciting plan to release a new single for free every month of the year. I’m reminded of sultry Glass Animals meets Balearic Crystal Fighters on Letting Go, but much more popping and lively, like with the contagious warm energy of Little Daylight. While we’re here, we might as well thrill our ears again with FMLYBND’s effervescent cover of Where Is My Mind.

December 5, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/179717318/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

The Pixies’ Where Is My Mind is one of my all time favorite songs. Sure, there have been some magnificent covers of the song that I love, one of which was done by Placebo, but if you’re going to take on the timeless alt rock classic, you’d better do it well. When I saw that Southern California synthpop/alt pop act FMLYBND covered the tune, I clicked the play button with reservations. But I was immediately delightfully swept away by their effervescent, dreamy synthpop rendition. The bubbly production and swirly atmosphere reminds me of Mr. Little Jeans’ cover of Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. Magical and intoxicating, FMLYBND has really hit the bullseye on this bewitching cover. They’re giving away the track for free to celebrate their December tour with The Wild Wild. If you missed FMLYBND’s muggy, pulsing original Young Wild a couple months ago, revisit with me below.

Where is My Mind cover by Trampled by Turtles

December 1, 2011

trampled by turtles

I absolutely LOVE the Pixies’ song Where is My Mind. It’s one of my all time favorite songs on a very long list. And I love how there are so many covers of the song. The great thing about covers of this track is that everyone brings their own flavor and sound to the track. It almost NEVER sounds the same and almost ALWAYS sounds good. One of my top fave covers would probably be Placebo’s cover. Even James Blunt did an awesome cover of Where Is My Mind. So here’s a new cover to join the endless Where Is My Minds. I give you the folksy, fiddle filled version from Trampled by Turtles!