UNDER THE RADAR: Sharon Van Etten – “The End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis Cover)

 

UNDER THE RADAR: Sharon Van Etten – “The End Of The World” (Skeeter Davis Cover).

The people behind the Amazon TV show The Man In The High Castle, which imagines the way America might look after the Nazis had won World War II, have employed Danger Mouse and Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine, Yellowbirds) to produce an album called Resistance Radio, in which today’s artists reimagine the pop standards of the postwar era. The album has tracks from people like Beck, Angel Olsen, Karen O, the Shins, Kelis, Norah Jones, Kevin Morby, and MGMT frontman Andrew VanWyngarden. And it opens with Van Etten’s lovely and plangent take on “The End Of The World,” an orchestral country-pop song that Skeeter Davis made famous in 1962.

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