This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
Today’s Bandcamp covers find the middle ground between synths and soul. They’re mostly midtempo, mostly awash with electronics, and all dripping with unfiltered human emotion. Download the full set below.
If you know (the recently-reunited) Death From Above 1979, you know the drill: incredibly loud drum-bass noise-punk played at blistering volumes. Not here. Glass Flower crafts a gentle piano-and-electronics nugget from one of the duo’s loudest songs. The singing’s a little off, but it’s a bold reinvention regardless.
Minnie Riperton died from breast cancer at age 31, but not before giving birth to a famous daughter (Maya Rudolph) and delivering a few minor R&B hits. L.A. nostalgists the Decoders revive one of them in this not-too-subtle slow jam.
Philadelphia duo Essá turn the Beatles’ classic “Julia” into a fragile electronic composition, showing that synths and drum pads needn’t be the enemies of emotion.
Filipino singer (and occasional MC) A Problem Like Maria teams up with Detroit indie artist Radio Wire Empire for this grooving EP. It includes four originals and a folk-rocking cover of this early James Brown song. Mr. Dynamite might not approve, but he always was something of a stickler.
What can we say – we’re suckers for slow-electro covers of the Cure’s “Lovesong.” We heard a good one from Jenn Mierau a few months back, one from Linda Perry and Deep Dark Robot just before that, and now we have another. Compare and contrast.
Check out previous installments here.