This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
This week’s set washes over you like a half-remembered dream. Ambient-croon folk, gentle-breeze rock, and sexy-trumpet funk combine for one of the most pleasantly mellow collections in recent memory.
Two covers in one here, as Portland, ME quartet combine the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Don’t’ Forget Me” with Sufjan Stevens’ “For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti.” The two blend better than you’d expect in this slow-burning groove.
We haven’t heard any covers of Björk’s new iPad album yet (maybe something created on a Kindle?), so instead we look back to 1998 and one of her best-known songs. For extra fun, sync this beautiful ambient-folk take with that amazing video.
We first heard the Forgnian Twins when they covered a song by a former rock-star relative. Presumably they have no such connection to André 3000, but this gentle folk shows they do just as well when the songwriter isn’t looking over their shoulder.
Trumpeter/singer Miles Bonny just released a funky two-song EP called The Wonder Sessions. His dirty groove through “Jesus Children of America” brings a Prince-style sexiness to the Innervisions classic.
Spokane quartet Cathedral Pearls pulls out some hauntingly powerful vocals for this churning Walkmen cover. It comes off their new self-titled EP, which is worth a listen.
Check out previous installments here.