Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• Doom-y electropop gal Chelsea Wolfe turns everything she touches to spooky. From her music, an affinity to Nick Cave could pretty much be assumed. She makes the connection explicit in this extra-dark cover of a Bad Seeds gem.
MP3: Chelsea Wolfe – I Let Love In (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover)
• Speaking of dark, witchy ladies…Lykke Li. A high point of her 2011 album Wounded Rhymes was “Silent My Song,” a gathering storm of a ballad. Things get even more ominous in LAS & Twinkle’s minimal electro cover.
MP3: LAS & Twinkle – Silent My Song (Lykke Li cover)
• Shoegazing dream-pop duo Asobi Seksu build waves of atmosphere and aura. This makes them a strange pairing with the more straight-ahead Walkmen. Once you hear Asobi Seksu’s cover of “Little House of Savages,” you’ll wonder how it ever sounded any different.
MP3: Asobi Seksu – Little House of Savages (The Walkmen Cover)
• In July, we spotlighted Aquarium Drunkard’s new “Lagniappe Sessions” series with covers by William Elliott Whitmore. The latest installment finds folkie Strand of Oaks tackling obvious influences (Michael Hurley, here) and less obvious (Moby, below).
MP3: Strand of Oaks – When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die (Moby cover)
• CokeMachineGlow is working on their latest covers podcast, this time with an ‘80s theme. To preview it, they released a new song by Ravens and Chimes. It’s a delicate folk-rock Echo and the Bunnymen cover that makes us excited to hear the full set.
MP3: Ravens and Chimes – Ocean Rain (Echo and the Bunnymen cover)
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