Pale Wire (Popscene)

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Cutting Deep

Here is José González's folkie cover of "Heartbeats," the great electro song by his fellow Swedes The Knife. Both recordings were released domestically (tämja) in 2003 but didn't reach our shores until much later. The original landed in the United States last year—where it finished no. 5 on my 2004 singles poll—and González's take is set to be released next week. You can read a review of the album at

In case you haven't heard it, here is The Knife's staggering original.