“VCR” (xx Cover)

    In two weeks, the Antlers release (together), the follow-up EP to their 2011 album, Burst Apart. The EP features a bunch of outtakes, some collaborative tracks with Neon Indian, Bear in Heaven, and Nicole Atkins, and most enticingly, a cover of the xx’s “VCR.” It’s a song the band covered in lo-fi version a year ago.

    You can hear the more cleaned up version of the cover at Pitchfork: It’s hazy, and sketchy, and full of Peter Silbermann’s falsetto. This is firmly in outtake and rarities territory, but it’s worth remembering how awesome the xx are.