Chris Thile Covering The Strokes’ “Heart in a Cage”

Found this video from the TriBeCa Film Festival Music Lounge over at the Music Slut: Chris Thile (formerly of Nickel Creek, now of the Punch Brothers) doing his bluegrass cover of The Strokes’ song “Heart in a Cage.”

Personally I love this version of the song. I think the slowness and simplicity of singing the song this way totally showcases the genius of Julian Casablancas’ melody writing. Even the lyrics sound better! (Which reminds me, KEEP WORKING ON THAT FOURTH ALBUM, JULIAN!) 😉

In the video you’ll hear an even more stripped-down version of the song than he did on his 2006 Grammy-nominated album, How to Grow a Woman from the Ground, where he also covered the White Stripes’ “Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground.”

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7 replies on “Chris Thile Covering The Strokes’ “Heart in a Cage””

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  2. It just proves why stripped-down is better than overcomplicated arrangements.

  3. i think this was a million times better than the Strokes’ version of it. I never liked it, it’s overpoduced. Ironic metal sucks most, when it’s not meant ironically.

    Pure genius.

  4. Chris Thile can salvage anything, this is proof, , but he should cover better bands. I rather like his cover of Dead Leaves by the stripes.

    best Chris Thile song: if the sea was whiskey

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