Phish are known for their classic rock covers they covered the entire Exile on Main St. last Halloween but since their reunion the jam band has been honing their indie chops. For example, this past Friday, the band performed a cover of Neutral Milk Hotels In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Doesn’t get more indie than that.
The band has been debuting a new cover every night on their summer tour, but theyve all been pretty straight classic rock tunes until now (Tom Waits, The Band, etc). This is not the bands first-ever foray into indie though. Last November the band stunned Albany with a cover of T.V. on the Radios Golden Age.
Though they certainly do Neutral Milk Hotel justice here, the fact that the show was at Merriweather Post Pavilion seems like a missed opportunity to mix in a little Animal Collective. If you’re trying for indie cred, why not go all out? Summertime Clothes would be the seasonal choice, but Trey could probably get a good groove going behind My Girls as well.
You can full recording of the evening’s set — which also include Velvet Underground and Led Zeppelin covers — at LivePhish.com.