Coachella has taken over the music blogosphere for the past two weeks, so it was surprising when this gem popped up from a radio station on the opposite side of the country from the desert festival. Philadelphia’s WXPN has a free concert series appropriately titled “Free At Noon,” and Atlanta-rockers Black Lips teamed up with Boy George for a gritty rock rendition of T. Rex‘s glam-rock staple “Bang a Gong (Get it On).”
The Horn The Hunt, a dreamy pop duo hailing from Leeds, has released a cover of Neil Young‘s “Heart of Gold.” The cover was officially released as a B-side for the band’s single, Starless, at the end of March and has been making waves since.
Twin Peaks has one of the most memorable openings in TV history. Italian composer Angelo Badalamenti‘s original, melodramatic song plays over scenic views of the Pacific Northwest town, setting up David Lynch and Mark Frost’s masterful series. Italian instrumentalists Australasia paid homage to their fellow musician with this true-to-form rendition.
Bridie Monds-Watson, better known as SOAK, first made a splash on the musical blogosphere when her single “Blud” was remixed by CHVRCHES back in February. As one of the first signees on CHVRCHES new label, Goodbye Records, SOAK returned the favor with this tender take on “The Mother We Share.”
In honor of Johnny Cash‘s new posthumous release, “Out Among The Stars,” French filmmakers La Blogothéque put together a beautifully shot tribute to the late artist. Featuring Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Dawes, Father John Misty, and Local Natives, this short film captures the unifying and completely human spirit of Cash’s songs in a desert landscape.
Seemingly overnight, Lawrence, Kansas based Kawehi has turned into an Internet sensation with her killer, live-looped cover of Nirvana‘s “Heart Shaped Box.” The Hawaiian musician only uses three tools to cover the grunge classic: her voice, a step sequencer, and a MIDI keyboard and it is nothing short of amazing. EDM haters, beware. This modern take on the angsty track just might change your tune. Kawehi has received praise from music critics and even received a tweet of approval from Courtney Love.