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Stream Swivel "Umbrella" (Rihanna Cover)


Rihanna's "Umbrella" is arguably one of the most brilliant pop songs of the year. Producing a cover of it must be a daunting dask, but indie L.A. pop duo Swivel gave it a shot. Tai Heard and Eddie Tyclus have recorded an acoustic version of the song attempting to give it their own unique spin. It is virtually impossibly to beat the quality of the original, but kudos to Swivel for having the balls to give it a try.

Stream Swivel "Umbrella" (Rihanna cover) [MySpace]

June 13, 2007 in Audio Streams | Permalink


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Posted by: Anonymous at Jun 14, 2007 4:01:32 PM

The MetaFilter says "no"

Posted by: at Jun 14, 2007 5:01:33 PM


Love, Mefi.

Posted by: at Jun 14, 2007 5:22:36 PM

They did a good job and bravo for taking on a brand new song! There's more emotion in his voice than Rihanna's. Stop the hating.

Posted by: Mike at Jun 14, 2007 5:46:29 PM

have to disagree. gives raw emotion to something that can be somewhat over-produced and mechanical. much improved imho. heard the song in a way i never thought to hear it. love it.

Posted by: at Jun 14, 2007 5:48:11 PM

Boy this duo could get some free pork rines at my 7-11 anytime, chica. Let me tell you, this Edz boy (on the left) got some crazy-wack notes flipping out of his fingers. They can wrangle the pitch/tone/quality. The rest of you are all ogres.

Posted by: Dave-O at Jun 14, 2007 5:54:07 PM

EDITED: I ment Edz is on the right.

Posted by: Dave-O at Jun 14, 2007 5:55:10 PM

I too am a sock puppet and I would also like to say I like this in order to make it seem more popular than it is.

Posted by: A Completely Different Guy at Jun 14, 2007 5:57:39 PM

Eddie Tyclus copied this post verbatim to spam Metafilter with a promotion for this cover.


The result is that a bunch of people think you're Eddie, trying to astroturf the song.

Posted by: MeFite at Jun 14, 2007 7:49:30 PM

Oh no he didn't! And please give "people" more credit than THAT.

Posted by: Tai at Jun 15, 2007 4:56:54 PM

Then how come the email address associated with the member account was Eddie's?

Posted by: MeFite at Jun 15, 2007 10:25:36 PM


Posted by: lol at Jun 16, 2007 4:34:19 PM