Stereogum has released an album of covers to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Is This It. You can download the compilation here with covers from bands like Peter, Bjorn & John, Wise Blood, and The Morning Benders. Is This It is an album that holds a lot of nostalgia for me. I remember the first time I heard Hard to Explain and pressing record after the intro, not even caring that I was cutting into the mixed tape already in the boombox. Even though the covers don’t compare to my sentiment with the originals, this is still a fun listen for me.
The only frustrating thing about the Coachella live webcasts is that you cannot view them in Canada after the original air date. I guess they’ll just have to live on in my memory, just like Rose’s whirlwind romance aboard the Titanic.
Here’s a playlist I whipped up for the occasion! Think of it as a slice of Coachella-shaped birthday cake. A morsel to tide you over until next year.