Jan 302010

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 the 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 and we’ll post it!





Peter Gabriel


This Week’s News

This just in: The Broken Chimneys covered Bruce Springsteen’s early “For You” for us. Vintage word-vomit romance from the Boss. [Cover Me]

I’ve spilled plenty of words on this blog discussing Peter Gabriel’s new covers album, not least because of the promise of a reciprocal covers-of-Peter album. Well the first hint at that is in, courtesy of Stephen Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) covering “Not One Of Us” from Gabriel’s 1980 self-titled disc. [Peter Gabriel]

Phoenix cover Bob Dylan’s epic “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” for French radio. So how is it only four minutes long? [Pitchfork]

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings join Michael Buble tonight on Saturday Night Live to tackle “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes).” But you say he’s just a friend, but you say…sorry, wrong song. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Live covers #1: Of Montreal cover the Jackson 5 with Solange Knowles (Beyoncé’s sister). [Dylan, Etc.]

Live cover #2: Cold War Kids slow-burn through Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See the Light.” [Dylan, Etc.]

So many incredible new Neil Young covers last night by Wilco (“Broken Arrow”), Norah Jones (“Tell Me Why”), John Mellencamp (“Down By the River”), Red Hot Chili Peppers (“A Man Need a Maid”!) and more. PLEASE tell me someone recorded this. [SPIN]

The Silent League’s latest indie-orchestral wonder AutoTunes (tastefully) an ELO throwback. [Examiner]

This Week’s Submissions

The Broken Chimneys – For You (Bruce Springsteen) [more]

Fol Chen – In the Flesh (Pink Floyd) [more]

Fol Chen – The Beautiful Ones (Prince) [more]

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