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• Anamanaguchi composed the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World videogame soundtrack, which makes perfect sense. This so-called “chiptune” band built buzz by mixing Nintendo and Game Boy sounds with more traditional rock instruments. For their recent Daytrotter set, they took on indie favs M83 to further bolster their street cred.
MP3: Anamanaguchi – Don’t Save Us from the Flames (M83 cover)
• San Diego duo Little Hurricane play Lollapalooza on Saturday and, in preparation, they released a free cover on their website. They took on Elbow’s breakout track “Grounds for Divorce” which, really, should be covered far more often than it is.
MP3: Little Hurricane – Grounds for Divorce (Elbow cover)
• On Monday we heard two country-rock covers of Bob Dylan. Here’s a third, of a song from around the same period. With banjo, piano, and lots of good-time strumming, brothers Rich and Rob Kwaitt sashay through “New Morning.”
MP3: Cabin Dogs – New Morning (Bob Dylan cover)
• His Name Is Alive began recording albums for 4AD in 1990, but they remain pretty far under the radar. Philly band Br’er digs up their tune “Are We Still Married?” for their stateside release of their Of Shemales and Kissaboos album.
MP3: Br’er – Are We Still Married (His Name Is Alive cover)
• Hailing from northern Italy, Green Like July have the accents to prove it. On their free new EP, they stroll thought songs by John Lennon and Big Star with finesse. Being emotionally stunted never sounded so pleasant.
MP3: Green Like July – Crippled Inside (John Lennon cover)
MP3: Green Like July – September Gurls (Big Star cover)
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