Kate Bush Cover of the Day #12: Running Up That Hill by Thee Heavenly Music Association

It turns out that some of my favorite Kate Bush covers don’t exist on YouTube at all! Can you imagine something not existing on YouTube in 2011? So I’m now finding myself looking for the tracks on Rupert Murdoch’s evil empire. Don’t say I don’t go the extra mile for you.

This shoegazy cover of Running Up That Hill by Thee Heavenly Music Association, from 2006, isn’t quite one of my favorites, yet – I haven’t known it for long enough. I quite like it though and it may turn out to have staying power over the summer. It has a lazy, fogged up mood that works well on long hot summer nights. Unlike the previous two covers, it maintains traces of the original beat, albeit pushed way to the background.

Edited to add: Looks like the embed doesn’t work in Google Chrome. Try Firefox instead or go directly to the artist page for Thee Heavenly Music Association.