St. Vincent & The National “Sleep All Summer”

score 20 years of merge records

About a month back the compilation Score! 20 Years of Merge Records was released to celebrate 20 years of Merge Records. I checked it out around that time but found both Times New Viking’s rework of Arcade Fire’s “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” and The Apples in Stereo’s cover of Neutral Milk Hotel’s “King of Carrot Flowers – Pt Three” to be entirely underwhelming.

Well, I gave it another shot and have found a jam I like: St. Vincent & The National’s cover of Crooked Fingers’ “Sleep All Summer”:

Compared with the original:

Compared with a live version by Crooked Fingers w/ Emma Pollock:


  1. Beautiful Things by Quasi
  2. Precision Auto by Les Savy Fav
  3. Plenty Is Never Enough by The Shins
  4. Sleep All Summer by St. Vincent and the National
  5. Complications by Broken Social Scene
  6. Like a Fool by Ryan Adams
  7. Papa Was a Rodeo by Bright Eyes
  8. New Ways of Living by Lavender Diamond
  9. King of Carrot Flowers Pt. Three by The Apples in Stereo
  10. Cowboy on the Moon by Laura Cantrell
  11. Santa Maria by Bill Callahan
  12. Through with People by Barbara Manning
  13. Drug Life by The Mountain Goats
  14. Don’t Destroy This Night by The New Pornographers
  15. Yeah! Oh, Yeah! by Tracey Thorn & Jens Lekman
  16. My Noise by The Hive Dwellers
  17. The Numbered Head by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
  18. All You Little Suckers by Okkervil River
  19. Kicked In by Death Cab for Cutie
  20. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) by Times New Viking


Arcade Fire “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”

Sara Lov “My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire cover)”

PS: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is still so appreciated

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One response to “St. Vincent & The National “Sleep All Summer”

  1. salty

    I love “Sleep All Summer” too, hadn’t heard the original until I came here, it’s also excellent.

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