Aug 292009

This Week’s News

Cover Me now has a twitter account. Follow us to get the latest cover news and stay updated on posts! is posting a great series of behind-the-scenes Lollapalooza covers. The third in the series is up: Amazing Baby tackling the dbs.

Fact: Oasis broke up a couple hours ago. Opinion: They’ll be back together within 48 hours. Fact: While you wait, check out the two covers Snow Patrol did at V Fest.

When word first circulated about a possible Bob Dylan Christmas album, I was sure it was a hoax. Well it turns out it’s no joke, and features ten classic covers.

New music video for Colin Munroe’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” Truly entrancing.

Whether you’re Patti Smith or Damian Rice, “When Doves Cry” is eminently coverable. Watch Brett Dennan busts out his version.

Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” is getting quite a few covers these days. Here’s another.

Bat For Lashes is releasing a special edition of Two Suns. While it’s a blatant money grab, at least it includes her excellent Cure and Kings of Leon covers.

Speaking of special editions, Fever Ray’s debut 2.0 has two covers itself.

I saw Deer Tick open for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals a few weeks back (read my review) and they closed their set with a raucous “La Bamba.” I assumed it was live-only, but they actually released their version on vinyl and one kind blogger ripped it for downloads.

I’ll admit it: I like Sonic Youth covers more than the originals. This bizarre Scandinavian xylophone version of “Shadow of a Doubt” is particularly fascinating.

Word on the street is that Taylor Swift is busting out a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around Comes Around.” It’s intriguing, but no way it’s as good as Marilyn Manson’s.

“We’ll run away together, we’ll spend some time…” – oh, excuse me, wrong song. This is Islands in the Stream written by the Bee Gees, not Island in the Sun written by the…Wee Gees? Still, Feist and the Constantines is quite a combo tackling it.

This Week’s Submissions

Holmes – Let’s Dance (David Bowie) [more]

My Gold Mask – Bette Davis Eyes (Jackie DeShannon/Kim Carnes) [more]

Quidnunk – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It) (The Rolling Stones) [more]

Tex Perkins – This Little Bird (John Loudermilk) [more]

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