Dec 12 2008

The Shins cover ‘Strange Powers’ (Magnetic Fields)

Published by at 9:26 am under Alternative,Covers,Folk,MP3's


The Shins did a great Magnetic Fields cover of the song “Strange Powers” (that I came across by way of Aquarium Drunkard). I have to agree that this cover is better than the original, but at the same time, could The Shins ever write love songs that are as rewarding as the ones written by Magnetic Fields? I don’t think so.

(MP3) The Shins – Strange Powers (Magnetic Fields Cover)
(MP3) The Magnetic Fields – Strange Powers

(MP3) The Magnetic Fields – Absolutely Cuckoo

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “The Shins cover ‘Strange Powers’ (Magnetic Fields)”

  1. Murphyon 12 Dec 2008 at 5:55 pm

    awesome site, man. cheers

  2. Emmaon 01 Oct 2009 at 2:41 am

    There’s also a great cover by Mike Doughty (former Soul Coughing front man, but vastly superior solo artist) from his EP the Gambler. Check it out!

  3. Kittyon 20 Jun 2010 at 8:58 pm

    how can i buy or download this song…’s awesome

  4. Davidon 20 Jun 2010 at 10:38 pm


    I’m not 100% sure, but I don’t think it can be purchased.

    You can download it above by right clicking > Save Link As.

    Hope this helps!


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