The video for this was filmed at midnight, in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.... so there was no sundown. But a Canadian band covering a Canadian classic seemed just too perfect today.
The video itself was made by folk group Come Eat A Cat as an audition tape for a Canadian reality competition in which they could cover one of four Canadian songs. Don't worry. I'll be featuring the other three songs soon.... but there were so MANY solid covers of this song that we had to start here.
There were so many good covers that were so different we couldn't help but feature a second. Valley
are decidedly NOT a folk group - representing my favourite province, Alberta (they're from St. Albert, Canadian friends).
So I don't get shit from my Ontario friends, here's a Toronto band covering Sundown....
..although, for my money, the Credit Valley metal take from Ontario was a little better.
In researching this post, I heard a LOT of really bad covers of this song. I won't be sharing them..... Honestly, I didn't expect this post to become a tour of Canada... but sometimes, the posts go where they want to go.
Here's a band from British Columbia - Vancouver, to be precise. - to finish up. High Society goes all Postmodern Jukebox with a horned-up hip-hop take.