Halifax fort-holders Herohill have compiled a gift for you and me: The Bard of Montreal, a Leonard Cohen tribute album featuring covers by some of the bands currently making up the Canadian music community.
“We asked our favorite bands to find a Cohen song that meant something to them and record it in the humblest, scrappiest way them could find,” the site’s Bryan Acker writes. “The results hiss and sigh, but they also soar. There are delightful stunning studio creations and humble, intimate bedroom recordings. There are punk rock guitars and glockenspiels. There are passionate moments, heartache and fire. There is everything that makes Leonard, well, Leonard.”
Naturally, there’s a spoken word piece too (by Mark Berube). Listen to a few tracks and download the entire collection right here.