July was a busy month here at Cover Me. How busy? Let’s put it in some perspective. Last July we wrote 11 posts. This July? 46. Not too shabby. With things coming so fast though, it can be easy to miss something cool. So once a month we round up some of the month’s most popular posts, plus a few personal favorites. We’ve got July’s best Features, News, Videos, Downloads, and Songs of the Day laid out below. See what you missed; see what you want to revisit; see what you want to tell your friends about (nudge!). Plus, don’t forget, only three days left to vote for what disco hit you want to hear the Peptides cover! It’s a tie as I write this, so start campaigning for your pick!
As always, feedback is appreciated. Drop a note in the comments below and let us know what you think about the site, the posts, or just the month of July in general. See you in August!
• Corey TuT Brings a Little Trent Reznor to Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” (Cover Me Premiere) | TuT wonders what Nine Inch Nail would sound like covering Alanis for the song you chose in June’s Cover Commissions. Answer: weird, rocking, amazing.
• In the Spotlight: Allison Crowe
• Five Good Covers: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division)
• Under the Radar: edibleRed
• Review: Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead
• Weird Al Unveils His New Polka(face) | The prince of parody mashes up Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and a ton more in his new polka medley.
• Jack White, Dave Grohl Cover Paul McCartney at the White House
• John Legend and the Roots Release Cover from Protest Album
• Street Sweeper Social Club Cover M.I.A. Guess Which Song!
• Vivian Girls, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, John Frusciante Cover David Bowie
• Watch: Hugo Covers Jay-Z with Iguanas, Mummys and Scary Pig People | Apparently mummy surgeons and claws in the fridge make up several of his 99 problems.
• Beck and Thurston Moore Cover…Yanni??
• Gnarls Barkley’s Cee-Lo Hearts Beard Folk, Nudity
• Liza Minnelli Impersonator Impersonates Lady Gaga on “Telephone” Remake
• Bruce Springsteen Joins Alejandro Escovedo for “Beast of Burden”
• Full Albums: Led Zeppelin IV | Covers of all eight songs from the 37 million-selling record. It even makes “Stairway to Heaven” listenable again!
• Phish Performing Mad Covers This Summer
• Lindsay Lohan’s Off To Jail, but Not Without an Incredibly Bizarre Tribute Album
• The Rosebuds Stay Alive to Promote NC Music Fest
• Pegi Young Covers Devendra Banhart (with a Little Help from Neil)
Song of the Day
• Janina Gavankar, “Love Lockdown” (Kanye West cover) | The actress welds topless, writhes imprisoned, and rocks hard.
• Jake Shimabukuro, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” (The
• C.C. Sheffield, “Lust for Life” (Girls cover)
• Randy Haddock, “Saved By the Bell”
• Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, “No Woman, No Cry” (Bob