Archive for the ‘Covered’ Category

Techno track “Satisfaction” gets a garage rock band makeover by WhoMadeWho.

This is one of the best cover songs I’ve ever heard – hopefully Sara Bareilles will release it as a bonus track.  It’s perfect.  Chris Martin should be proud.  Check out the clip from last night’s Z100 live stream from NYC.

British pop singer, Sunday Girl, is the total package:  hot with a voice (marketable).  She’s making more noise in the UK, thanks to her covers of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” and MGMT’s “Time to Pretend”, but with Diplo signed on as her producer, her original songs are Brit-pop good.  Her music videos are just as hot, including the cover song of Laura Branigan’s “Self Control.”  If the music thing doesn’t work, Sunday Girl (real name: Jade Williams) could always do magazine covers.  Check out some of the goods below.

 

During their recent tour, Ben Folds has decided to cover Ke$ha‘s #1 hit, “Sleazy”, all as a result of being unsure on which cover to go with and blindly going on Itunes and deciding to go with whatever track was #1 on the charts.  It’s an interesting take on the original…never thought I’d hear Ben Folds take on some rap behind the piano.

 

Who thought this would be a good career move?  Worst cover song ever recorded.

About a year ago, I had to give Holly Miranda a Babewatch shout-out, because she not only carried the range and songwriting talent that’s hard to find within mainstream “pop”, but also because she has that non-egotistical and hot edge that translates to marketability.  Kanye West took to his blog a year ago to sing her praises and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek took charge of the production behind her debut album, The Magician’s Private Library, out tomorrow February 23rd under XL Recordings.  She’s a fresh take on Mazzy Star and Cat Power, with some bite.  Check out an amazing cover of Tool’s “AEnema” and download the MP3 here, thanks to Lizzyville.

Ed-G.

The great people of Stereogum have given the best Icelandic artist a much-deserved indie-music tribute album – and giving it away for free…

Pulling out all the stops and creating a compilation featuring the Dirty Projectors (covering “Hyperballad”), Pattern is Movement (covering “Enjoy”), and Xiu Xiu (“Isobel”), the tribute gives Bjork’s already hard electronic sound an even heavier synth sound. 

Download here for free.

Ed-G.

Anya Marina’s sultry vocals even make the childlike “eeny meeny miny moe” chorus of “All the Same to Me” quite bearable and hot. Watch the video below.

This San Diego native recently released a cover of T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” that deserves some radio airplay, though I would like to bet money now that it’ll make an episode of MTV’s The Hills or The City.  Shame, but at least it’s not Grey’s Anatomy.  Head to her myspace to listen to the greatness.

Marina covers the map in the next few months, opening for and on tour with Chris Isaak, Emiliana Torrini, and Paolo Nutini.

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After THIS went down without an explanation, we can finally sleep at night.  Hopefully this video won’t disappear again…it’s too good not to be seen. Even if you’re not a fan of Fiona, you can’t watch this and not admit that she’s got an undeniably strong vocal.  They don’t make them like this anymore…

Ed-G.

Local NYC Downtown “It” girl, as pegged by NY Magazine, Lissy Trullie released a video for her cover of Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor” – a clear stand out from her ep, Self-Taught Learner.

Trullie aced the cover song – a definite on-repeat type of track and one that Hot Chip should be pretty impressed with.

Check it out.

Ed-G.