Sep 132013

BOY, a German/Swiss duo comprised of singer Valeska Steiner  and bassist Sonja Glass, met while at a pop music course in Hamburg in 2005. Since then, the duo has gone on to put out Mutual Friends, an album that went gold in Germany and was just released in February 2013 stateside. On September 10th, the duo is releasing an acoustic EP of some of their songs off the debut album, and it includes this lovely cover of Air‘s “Playground Love.” Continue reading »

Nov 022011

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

It takes a lot to make Robert Palmer hip, but L.A. electro-pop duo Kisses manage just that on their new single. Made up of Princeton frontman Jesse Kivel and girlfriend/fashion blogger Zinzi Edmonson, Kisses bring the dated ‘80s sound into the 21st century.
MP3: Kisses – Johnny and Mary (Robert Palmer cover) Continue reading »

Feb 082011

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

For their LateNightTales mixtape, Texas folk rockers Midlake made some not surprising choices: The Band, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span. As is tradition in the series, for one song they delivered a cover, and that one proves a more surprising choice: Black Sabbath’s “Am I Going Insane.” In their hands, the Sabotage cut blends in naturally.
MP3: Midlake – Am I Going Insane (Black Sabbath cover) Continue reading »