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Take Cover: Wooden Indian Covers The Rapture

See also: Bad Lucy Covers Bob Dylan's "Lay Lady Lay"

Local psychedelic folksters Wooden Indian would be well suited to cover a band with a similar music style like Grizzly Bear or Animal Collective, so it was a little surprising to find out that they know a song by The Rapture. They didn't pick a synthy song like "In The Grace Of Your Love" or "Miss You," instead opting for "Open Up Your Heart," a standout track from 2003's Echoes.

"It's a beautiful song. It's from a record that I heard in high school, it was really hip back in the day," says vocalist Wally Boudway," "the whole record is really glitzy pop dance house rock, except for this one song, which is so naked. It's really weird how this song sits in the context of this album because everything is so dancey and this is a very stripped down sincere and sweet song. I love it, I always gravitated toward that song."

We recently caught up with Wooden Indian during a practice session at The Dressing Room. Wooden Indian is gearing up for its Color is Work album release party on Thursday, July 5 at The Icehouse.

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