Oct 252009
 

Cover News is a weekly feature keeping you up to date on the goings-on in the world of cover tunes, tribute albums, etc. Plus, at the bottom we post our array of cover tunes we’ve been sent in the past week. Have you recorded a cool cover? Send an mp3 to the email address on the right!

This Week’s News

Candidate for Best Cover of 2009: Kings of Convenience taking on Leslie Gore’s “It’s My Party” for SPIN. Head there to check out the video, then come back here to download the mp3. [SPIN]

The video for Fever Ray’s cover of Nick Cave’s “Stranger Than Kindness” may be the creepiest thing since…everything else Fever Ray has ever done. [Music Video Daily]

We mentioned last week that the Flaming Lips were talking about a full-album Dark Side of the Moon cover set. Well the first taste of said set comes with “Eclipse.” [Stereogum]

Phish is still killing off the albums they won’t be covering this Halloween. With only one week to go it’s getting down to the wire, but Prince, Frank Zappa and Michael “This Is It” Jackson are hanging in there. [Phish]

Patti Smith recently debuted many brand-new covers to celebrate the work of photographer Robert Frank. [Dylan, Etc.]

Indie rocksters The Walkmen have a couple choice Leonard Cohen cuts (and best of all, neither of them is “Hallelujah”!). [Aquarium Drunkard]

The Raconteurs are on hiatus while Jack White records a second album with the Dead Weather, so Brendan Benson’s got a lot of time on his hands. We saw him perform on a Manhattan roof a few months ago, and now he’s back covering Superdrag. [Daytrotter]

Guided By Voices got their start in Rio de Janeiro, so it’s only natural for an all-Brazilian tribute album to turn up. Wait, they’re from Dayton? Oh. [Transfusão Noise Records]

Echo and the Bunnymen don’t put on the most enthralling live show, but the did bust out tunes by the Doors, John Lennon, Lou Reed and more at a recent NYC gig. [Rolling Stone]

Finnish songwriter Jaakko Teppo is the subject of a new tribute album, featuring Nightwish. [Braveworlds]

This Week’s Submissions

Nicky Francis – Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival) [more]

Nicky Francis – Still Feelin’ Blue (Gram Parsons) [more]

Gangbang Gordon – It Ain’t Gonna Save Me (Jay Reatard) [more]

Love Songs – Dragstrip Riot (The New Bomb Turks) [more]

Neil Nathan – Do Ya (Electric Light Orchestra) [more]

Neil Nathan – Darling Friend (Für Elise) (Beethoven) [more]

Random Maxx – Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) [more]

Sonos – I Want You Back (Robin Danar Mix) (The Jackson 5) [more]

Your Mother – Fun Zone (“Weird Al” Yankovic) [more]

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