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! As always, follow Cover Me on Twitter for the latest news.
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
Send your cover to the address on the right for inclusion!