I’m in the corner, watching you cover her: Hear Kings of Leon, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed take on Robyn


“I’m in the corner, watching you cover her, ohh / I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, ohh / I’m giving it my all, but I’m not the girl you’re taking home, ooo / I keep hearing cover songs…”

So yeah earlier today we posted VZLKS’ fantastic banger remix of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” and sure enough, Kings of Leon joined in on the action for BBC Radio 1 with their own take of the 2010 synthpop classic. And the human bird-shit targets do pretty much exactly what you’d expect: it’s a slow-burn rock numbers with all the forced emotion of a Nashville Predators game.

And as Luke O’Neil points out over on Bullett, this third cover (though one is technically a remix) makes for a trend piece. Hey, everyone’s into Robyn again. That bodes well for the upcoming Pill Halloween show (shhhh, that’s a secret between us, ok?).


Anyway, speaking of the Pill, Eli “Paperboy” Reed once performed live at my longtime dance party, and he got into the Robyn fun for Record Store Day, covering her other mega-jam “Call Your Girlfriend” in his unmistakable ’60s style and flipping the gender script.

It’s a vinyl-only b-side for his “WooHoo” RSD 7-inch, and you can hear it below. It’s pretty great.

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