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New Hampshire roots-rock trio Aunt Martha landed a coveted spot on the lineup of Bonnaroo next week and they’re celebrating in style: by covering songs by their Bonnaroo 2011 peers. Starting last month with Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies),” they’ve been posting a new cover recording to Vimeo every few days and it’s about time we rounded up some of the best of them.

The boys have recorded 11 songs so far that span from artists high on the bill (Lil Wayne, The Black Keys) to those much lower (Fences, Jessica Lee Mayfield). Each offers a session video and MP3. The acoustic guitar-violin-drum setup adapts to rockabilly and hip-hop with equal ease. With Bonnaroo a week off, we collected our five favorites below. You can see the rest – including covers of the Walkmen, the Strokes, Iron & Wine, Deer Tick, and Matt and Kim – over at their Vimeo page.

Aunt Martha – Tighten Up (The Black Keys cover)

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Aunt Martha – Generator First Floor (Freelance Whales cover)

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Aunt Martha – Funnel of Love (Wanda Jackson cover)

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Aunt Martha – Mrs. Officer (Lil Wayne cover)

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Aunt Martha – Girls with Accents (Fences cover)

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Check out more Aunt Martha at their website or Vimeo page.

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