Mikal Cronin, a member of several acts including Ty Segall’s live band, is known for his garage, fuzzy, beach rock sensibility. Who knew the nonstop musician was such a softy at heart? As a way of staying connected with his girlfriend while touring, he has recorded two soft, almost too-adorable covers: “I’m Gonna Be” by Proclaimers and “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer.
It’s hard to believe, startling even, that we haven’t posted a Lana Del Rey related cover in almost six months. After the release of the Great Gatsby, however, it is safe to say that more Del Rey covers will be pouring in soon. First up after this lull? Deadbeat Darling with a live acoustic rendition of the ever-popular “Video Games.”
It’s been an eventful week for David Bowie covers. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield blew up the Internet earlier this week with his zero gravity performance of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” shot in the International Space Station. Last night on Jimmy Fallon, confetti and giant-hamster-ball lovers The Flaming Lips also performed a Bowie cover that is sure to quickly make its rounds on the world wide web.
Breakfast At Your Place knows how to have a good time. The French group has a very tongue-in-cheek attitude and this is apparent with their latest cover of Gorillaz “Clint Eastwood.”
The word “supergroup” is thrown around when two or so well-known musicians band together to form a new group. Girl Crisis, which is made up of Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Spring, Class Actress’ Elizabeth Harper, TEEN’s Jane Herships, and many other talented ladies residing in New York City, should probably be referred to as a super SUPERgroup then, due to the sheer amount of talent squeezed into one tiny space. Literally. The women came together for their summer cover (which is always of a female artist; men are reserved for the winter) to take on the Bangles “Walk Like An Egyptian.”
Daft Punk‘s upcoming album Random Access Memories is easily one of the most anticipated albums of the past decade. In all the hype, there have been a slew of remixes and mash-ups of the French electronic duo’s No. 1 single, “Get Lucky.” Pretty soon we can start adding covers to that list of homage to the tune. English folk trio Daughter is one of the first up to bat with a dazed and dreamy rendition of the undeniably catchy tune.
A little over a year ago, Toronto-based pop-rockers Zeus released Busting Visions, putting them on a lot of people’s radars as a band to watch. With the re-release of this stellar album, the band is also putting out an EP with the FANTASTIC title of Cover Me, featuring seven unique and wonderful covers. One stand out is their take on R. Kelly‘s “Ignition (Remix).”