Dec 192013
 

I’m not sure there were more great cover songs this year than any other. But there were more good ones.

What I mean by that is, the average quality of the covers we come across in the time we’ve been around has risen, rather dramatically. Whether they’re iTunes homepage singles or some guy emailing us his Bandcamp, more cover songs in 2013 avoid the old pitfalls than ever before. They don’t sound like they were recorded in a cereal box, substitute ear-bleeding volume for actual creativity, or – the worst cover sin of all – try to carbon-copying the original. With the ease of production and distribution available now, artists seemed to record covers only when they felt they had something to add, and do a halfway decent job committing those ideas to 1s and 0s. Continue reading »

May 022013
 

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. Continue reading »

Apr 162013
 

Some covers just have to be listened to in order to be appreciated. London-based trio Daughter stopped by Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show back towards the end of March and delivered a delicate mash up of Bon Iver‘s “Perth” and Hot Chip‘s “Ready for the Floor.” Continue reading »