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What happens when two baroque cellists perform a cover of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC? They shred. Literally. Keep an eye on their bows as the piece progresses.

This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.

[via Geeks are Sexy]

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Music to drown in

And I could hear the thunder and see the lightning crack
All around the world was waking, I never could go back
Cause all the walls of dreaming, they were torn wide open
And finally it seemed that the spell was broken

Brooklyn band She Keeps Bees does bewitching, gloomy, blues tinged and baroque imbued rock music so well. Their latest single Owl, off excellent current album Eight Houses, is a delightful, dusky treat with backing vocals by the amazing Sharon Van Etten. It’s as if Lana Del Rey, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, and Anna Calvi met in a crossroad and jammed together. She Keeps Bees is currently touring in Europe, and they’ve released an odd but captivating video for the song.

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Fleet Foxes - Can’t Help Falling In Love (cover)

ike a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can’t help falling in love with you

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