I saw this video today of The Avett Brothers covering Neutral Milk Hotel’s In an Aeroplane Over the Sea. This song happens to be one of the first songs that steered my musical tastes. I remember hearing it on a mix tape my friend Teresa made me back in 2003. I was completely sold. It seemed like nothing I had ever heard before and the lyrics were amazing. Maybe I was sheltered, I was living in rural Tomahawk, WI afterall. It wasn’t long after that that I was able to get my ears on more awesome stuff like this. My musical tastes forever changed after this song.
Here’s the original.
And, here’s The Avett Brothers’ cover. It’s pretty darn good.