Little Dragon set to cover Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer”

Manimal Vinyl will release “Making Patterns Rhyme”, an album of Duran Duran covers, on 25 February, 2014. Why is this is interest to you as a Little Dragon fan? Well, the gang have been asked to cover “Save a Prayer” and have done so in a fashion we will undoubtedly conclude as being impressive in due time. Why “Save a Prayer”? Manimal Vinyl “intentionally chose album cuts and B-sides rather than the worldwide smash hits that Duran Duran is known for.” Makes sense. Proceeds from the album will be donated to Amnesty International. While the full tracklist and its order will be released a month prior to the album’s release, the album will also feature work from Warpaint, Moby, Juliette Lewis, and Service Bells. 2014 is gearing up to be an exciting year for Little Dragon. Source: Consequence of Sound.

Young The Giant cover Gorillaz & Little Dragon’s “Empire Ants”

You may remember that recently a visitor to this here site, the lovely Lynn Yang, provided us with some wonderful shots from Little Dragon’s Mulberry show in New York. Well, Lynn has now highlighted this cool cover of Gorillaz & Little Dragon’s “Empire Ants” by Young The Giant, who are a California rock band.

(Note: Video cannot be viewed outside of the US and there are currently no YouTube links available. If you’re in Canada you can view it using this link, however.)

“Although Irvine, California-based rock outfit Young The Giant has been well known for a little while on the indie circuit, the band’s impressive performance on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards back in August undoubtedly increased their visibility among a broader crowd. Since that worked so well, MTV must have felt it was only right to bring the band back into the limelight through one of the network’s popular mediums. On Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. EST, fans can head over to Unplugged.MTV.com to watch Young The Giant perform on one of MTV’s most famous music programs, MTV Unplugged. Included in the show will be acoustic renditions of songs off of the band’s self-titled debut album and a cover of Gorillaz’ “Empire Ants,” the original of which features Little Dragon and can be found on the animated music group’s third album, Plastic Beach. To hold fans over until the show airs, Young The Giant’s string section-backed Unplugged cover of “Empire Ants” is now available for viewing. Check it out above.” Source.