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- Posted on Apr 2nd 2010 6:30PM by Ashley Iasimone
The Song: 'The Funeral' (original version by Band of Horses)
The Contestants: Band of Horses vs. Serena Ryder
In This Corner -- Band of Horses: In 2006, the Seattle rockers released their debut album, 'Everything All the Time,' and 'The Funeral' served as their first single. The song is something along the lines of epic, built up with emotion, big chords and plenty of momentum. In a recent live performance of the track at SXSW -- seen in the video below -- the group fittingly took a moment to relish the power of the track by having a mini rock-out session onstage, with frontman Ben Bridwell calling out his fellow band members to give them much-deserved credit.
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In This Corner -- Serena Ryder: Before she introduced herself to the US with the release of 'is it o.k.,' the Toronto-based Ryder made a big impression on the Canadian music scene, where her album 'If Your Memory Serves You Well' was certified gold. The Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter covered 'The Funeral' for a four-song EP in 2009, and her live performance of the tune has a totally different vibe than the original. Ryder keeps her instrumentation stripped down and low-key, trusting the strength of her pretty yet soulful vocals to make the magic happen on their own --and it works in the song's favor.
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