Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• Australia’s Triple J radio is on a roll. Last week found them recording Yeasayer’s infectious Seal cover and this week Kate Nash hit the studio to perform Denise Williams’ Footloose smash “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.”
MP3: Kate Nash – Let’s Hear It for the Boy (Denise Williams cover)
• Last month we premiered our “Five Favorite ‘Hold It Against Me’ Covers (So Far).” Today we remind you why we added that “so far.” Carosel’s may be the best yet.
• Last week the Cars released their first new song in 24 years. While we wait for a cover of that one (let’s go, people), we can enjoy Elie Charpentier’s delicate folk version of an obscure little number called “Just What I Needed.”
MP3: Elie Charpentier – Just What I Needed (The Cars cover)
• The Last Royals excited us earlier this month with EMF’s “Unbelievable.” They keep the 1990 cover loving going with Prince/Sinead O’Connor‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” complete with recorder.
MP3: The Last Royals – Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince cover)
• Mother Sun Flower is a psychedelic metal band from Baltimore. On “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues,” they remind us that no one is more metal than Skip James.
MP3: Mother Sun Flower – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Skip James cover)
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