Feb 132010

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 address on the right!
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Vampire Weekend

This Week’s News

On Thursday we debuted a brand-new feature: Five Good Covers. Any ideas for future installments? [Cover Me]

Valentine’s Day is coming up! What could be more appropriate than Vampire Weekend covering Rancid? Answer: Absolutely anything. [Abeano]

Epic list of Decemberists covers. Finally I’ve tracked down a recording of them doing “The Weight” with Mavis Staples at Bonnaroo ’07. [You Ain’t No Picasso]

The Who may have embarrassed themselves at the Super Bowl, but the Postelles version of “I Can’t Explain” promises redemption. [Examiner]

The Air Force aired a Super Bowl ad containing an unauthorized instrumental White Stripes cover. Add this to the list of battles the military should never have gotten into. [Third Man Records]

YACHT cover Weezer’s “Holiday.” Teaser: Look for more Weez cover excitement here next week. [Tumblr]

Johnny Cash’s American VI will be his final album (probably). His version of “Ain’t No Grave” hints that it may be one of his best too. [Spinner]

Wilco cover Buffalo Springfield’s “Broken Arrows.” Jeff Tweedy likes Neil Young? Who’d have guessed! [YouTube]

Speaking of Neil Young, Graham Nash is the subject of a new tribute album. I hope it’s folksy! [Grass Roots Record Co.]

Cold War Kids (and Fiona Apple and She & Him) cover songs written by actual kids. Yes, very cute, but what are the odds of this actually being good? [Pitchfork]

Jersey ska punks Streetlight Manifesto have been teasing fans with the possibility of an eight-disc project for over a year now, but parts of the first disc are starting to leak. First up: their version of Radiohead’s “Just.” It’s loud. [Strike Gently]

This Week’s Submissions

Commuter – Always on My Mind (Brenda Lee) [more]

Jon Hardy & The Public – Where Did Our Love Go? (The Supremes) [more]

Julian Shah-Tayler – Joan of Arc (Leonard Cohen) [more]

That Noise – Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon) [more]

Send your cover to the address on the right for inclusion!

  One Response to “Cover News: February 13, 2010”

Comments (1)
  1. hi.been digging the site for quite awhile now,and i have…(gulp) a request.never requested anything before,so if you can't find it or don't want to try,i understand.

    odds are you won't find it since i have no luck except for a crappy bitrate mp3 that i missing a few seconds out of a verse.

    let's go back to 2005 when rockstar:inxs was on tv.suzie mcneil sang bonnie raitt's "i can't make you love me" in week 9
    (date listed is 9-6-05)

    i didn't have a computer then but apparently voting was thru some fan site the show put up.i found a few sites that talk about the singers and preformances (a few mp3's from others too) but this song is the only one i want.

    its only about 2min long,but its was so good man,seriously.so shot in the dark and not really "the norm" for your site but thought i'd ask.thanks and good luck!

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