UK soul singer Joss Stone‘s The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is upon us. If you’re a fan of Joss (and understand math) you’ll know this is the followup to 2002/3’s Vol 1–the singer’s much acclaimed debut. This one, just like the last, is chock-full of mostly soul standards and a few re-worked rock songs. That’s right, c-o-v-e-r-s. Vol 2‘s “Fell in Love with A Boy” is Broken Bells’ “The High Road.” Oh and it’s damn good. The Soul Sessions Vol 2 is out now. Be sure to pick it up at your favorite (e)retailer. Joss will be touring Europe, … Continue reading Joss Stone Takes Broken Bells’ “High Road”
Eternal Rhyme et Reason favorite Lana Del Rey covered Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” for a David Lynch -inspired advert for Swedish über retailer H&M. It’s as dark and dreamy as any of her own material. Check it out below: How can we get our hands on the full version?! UPDATE: Listen to the cover in full! Continue reading Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!
Tavi Gevinson–editor-in-chief of Rookie and pretty much the coolest teen ever (to be read without any sarcasm (We’ve written about her here.))–recently covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide”. You should watch/listen. That’s that: Continue reading Tavi Covers Fleetwood Mac
I don’t find too many covers that are as good as the original, but some are certainly commendable. I enjoy listening to a unique spin on a song. Even the voice of the artist or an acoustic version can change a song completely. Take some time out of your work day to listen to a few of my favorite covers. It’ll be 5:00 in no time. 1) “All Along The Watchtower” – Jimi Hendrix Originally written by Bob Dylan, Jimi’s version took the song to a whole different level. In 1968, the song was ranked as 47th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of … Continue reading ReR Recommends – Covers for a Friday
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Swedish acoustic act Erato* made a name for themselves on youtube when they covered Robyn‘s “Call Your Girlfriend” in their (?) dining room with some empty tubs of butter. More recently though they took on Britney Spears’ (improperly named) “Till The World Ends” and it sounds good. I’m really impressed with what they can do with tight harmonies, hand claps and a xylophone. No choreography required! Have a listen: *The name of one of the Muses in Greek Mythology Continue reading The End of the World Never Sounded Sweeter!