This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
Today’s set takes a simpler, quieter approach than most. No dubstep, chillwave, or other “new” sounds to be found here. Just basic productions showcasing classic songs done right.
“You Are My Sunshine” has a sleepy, music-box melody to begin with, so pushing it all the way into ambient dream-pop makes sense. Schaffer includes the little-sung second verse too, which reminds you how dark this song actually is.
Matthew Bryan Beck keeps it light on “I’ll Never Find Another,” a 1965 hit for the Seekers. Beck’s utterly pure voice makes the simple love ballad hit home.
For this first two minutes of “Videotape,” Sneak Up on the Sea deliver an unimaginative acoustic version of the Radiohead song. Eventually, though, light drumming, droning synth, horns, and strings eventually enter to turn the cover into something else entirely.
Plaything’s Born EP finds them covering seven songs from Bruce Springsteen’s massive Born in the USA. They go in all sorts of unusual directions, but none more so than “Darlington County,” which intones one line from the chorus repeatedly while the background slowly shifts around it.
Corey Pallon bills his “Early in the Morning” as a Harry Nilsson cover and, with his light touch, it clearly draws its inspiration there. However, the song was originally an Afro-Cuban blues song by Louis Jordan and His Timpani Five.
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