Mandatory Music: Iron & Wine + Ben Bridwell, Toro y Moi + More
This week's installment of Mandatory Music is loaded with covers and collaborations and, in some cases (as with the lead track) both.
First, we've got a Talking Heads cover from the new indie supergroup comprised of Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses. "This Must Be the Place" comes from their upcoming 12-song album that also pays tribute to the likes of Spiritualized and Sade. Next, check out collaborations from chillwave great Toro y Moi with help from Das Racist's Kool A.D. and a new Chemical Brothers track featuring St. Vincent. The Low song is an original and doesn't feature any guests, but that doesn't make it any less awesome, while Haerts round things out with a somber Jeff Buckley cover.