It appears that by coincidence this week has brought two different covers of tracks from Neil Young‘s 1992 album Harvest Moon. The album was sort of a follow up to the classic 1972 Young album Harvest, featuring many of the musicians from the original session. Both albums display more of Young’s Americana, folksy, roots-vibe in contrast to his growling Canadian rocker style.
Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• Halloween is over and, according to some retailers at least, that means the Christmas season is upon us! Celebrate with one of the first new carols of the 2011 holiday season (after She & Him). Electropoppers Class Actress play it uncharacteristically straight on this oft-covered staple. They even include sleigh bells!
MP3: Class Actress – Silent Night
Roots-rocking sextet Futurebirds just finished a tour with Drive-By Truckers in January and will embark on a second in June. The two bands have more in common than a tour bus though; both hail from Athens, Georgia and feature a large, guitar-driven sound that owes more than a little to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Futurebirds, though, blend more ear-pleasing pop into the rumbling guitars than their Georgian brethren. Thus it seems appropriate that, while the Truckers covered rhythm-and-blues pioneer Eddie Hinton twice on their new album, Futurebirds cover pop stars Chris Isaak and Stevie Nicks on theirs.