Vancouver alt-rock band In Medias Res have been pretty active these past few months, resulting in a few singles released since January. Their latest release is a cover of the Bill Callahan/Smog tune “Red Apples.”
While the original tune is pretty sparse itself, with its keyboard and drums, In Medias Res manage to make the tune much more ethereal, staring with a constant whirring of synthesizer and then little more than a few strums on an electric guitar and some reverbed vocals from Andrew Lee.
The cover is truly, truly haunting and also happens to be available for free download.
Also check out Andrew Lee playing a solo set tomorrow at the p|m gallery with Kashka and Brave Parents.