Geoff Geis


Somebody that I used to know

I made this cover song for my housemate, the esteemed Kyle Mabson, who came out of his room a couple of weeks ago and announced that he was going to use Facebook to solicit covers and remixes of Gotye’s #1 super-hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know,” which sounds like Sting singing over Manu Chao.

My version is kind of country but also kind of “not country.” There are some airhorns and distorted guitars too. I also used the Latin beats MIDI preset on my computer, to make sure that it would be Geiswave. Dalton Blanco sang the Kimbra part and he really kicked its ass.

UPDATE (7/1/2012): Somebody at Gotye’s stupid record label had my version taken off of Soundcloud for violating their copyright. I’m flattered that they viewed my cover version to be such a threat to their bottom line. You can still get it on Bandcamp.

In total, 26 artists submitted tracks to Kyle’s mix! You can, and should, get the whole thing on Bandcamp! There are so many cool jams on here.


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