Paul Simon covered by indie rock bands.

“Cecilia” (acoustic) performed by Local Natives live

“Papa Hobo” performed by Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)

“Graceland” performed by The Tallest Man on Earth

“Kodachrome” performed by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) & the Mystic Valley Band live

“Graceland” performed by Dan Rossen (Grizzly Bear)

“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” performed by Peter Bjorn & John

“Mother and Child Reunion” by The Morning Benders

“You Can Call Me Al” performed by Jens Lekman

“Peace Like A River” performed by Spoon
**Note: This track is also available as a free download on Daytrotter here.

Big thanks to twentyfourbit.com for discovering these.

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‘Papa Hobo’ covered by Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend)

The original version was released on the eponymous second album by Paul Simon (1972). It was recorded for the soundtrack to upcoming movie Ceremony. A copy of the song can be downloaded legally at Paste Magazine’s site.
‘Papa Hobo’ (original version)

‘Cecelia’ performed by Paul Simon + Jimmy Fallon + STOMP

Cecelia

FIRST LISTEN: ‘So Beautiful So What’ by Paul Simon (Concord Music Group)

So Beautiful Or So What

So Beautiful So What is due April 12, 2011. It was produced by longtime Paul Simon producer Phil Ramone (Still Crazy After All These Years, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon). Of the album Simon has said, “It’s the best work I’ve done in 20 years.” This means it should be his greatest album since his no. 1 platinum selling album Rhythm of the Saints (1990). Simon wrote all of the songs on the album and it carries his signature multi-instrumental sound and religiously tied lyrics steeped in fine pop prose.

Introducing ‘So Beautiful So What’ by Paul Simon

Simon Talks & Previews ‘So Beautiful So What’

The album is out April 12, 2011.

‘Getting Ready for Christmas Day’ by Paul Simon

Official Music Video

Getting Ready for Christmas Day
American preacher J.M. Gates is sampled in the song.
This is Simon’s new single from his new album So Beautiful Of So What coming out in April 2011. A FREE Download is available via Simon’s website.

Paul Simon announces newest album ‘So Beautiful Or So What’ coming Spring 2011

The first single (a Christmas themed track) can be heard on his website.  It is titled “Getting Ready for Christmas Day” and along with the album was produced by longtime producer Phil Ramone.

‘Bernadette’ performed by Mark Anthony (Warner Bros Recs)

From the 1997 musical by Paul Simon entitled Songs from the Capeman.

Paul Simon Recording A New Album

Reportedly due out in late 2010, Paul Simon has already talked up the album stating, “It’s the best work I’ve done in 20 years”.  This is remarkable in that that puts this album on par with Rhythm of the Saints.  It is being produced by Phil Ramone who produced Still Crazy After All These Years, One Trick Pony, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, and albums by Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Madonna, and many more.  It also will feature bluegrass sounds from Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver on a track.

Releasing label has yet to be announced as Simon has rights to all of his catelogue.