Apr 132012
 

Last summer, jazz trio Bad Bad Not Good showed the world another side of the depth and darkness of the music of Tyler the Creator and Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All with their Goblin medley. Now, the guys have returned with a new mixtape that attacks on all genre fronts. Continue reading »

Jan 252012
 

Fans of indie wünderkind James Blake love him not just for his songwriting abilities, but also for his producing expertise. His abilities to manipulate blips and layered vocals make his songs exceptional. The Bamboos’ soul rendition of his “The Wilhelm Scream,” though, moves things far away from computers and production. Continue reading »

Jan 132012
 

You might not be familiar with UK singer-songwriter Stella Le Page, but she sure is familiar with some of your favorite artists. Her musical resume includes skills on the piano, keyboard and cello, as well as her former position as synth player for Primary 1 and cello player for Plan B. She hasn’t released a CD yet now that she’s broken out on her own, but she was kind enough to deliver an extremely well done cover song EP titled Home Covers. The EP includes 8 full length songs, including covers of pop superstars Robyn and Lady Gaga, as well as indie-alternatives like James Blake and Little Dragon. Continue reading »

Jan 022012
 

We first heard James Blake’s affecting piano cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” almost a year ago. Since then, it’s reappeared in several versions (most recently on his Enough Thunder EP). Now there’s a music video, starring British actress Rebecca Hall, of The Town and Frost/Nixon fame. Continue reading »

Dec 142011
 

As you are surely aware, all week we are meticulously counting down the Best Cover Songs of 2011. While we do that list, though, other publications have been putting out their own best songs list. There is no firm consensus for #1, but we are seeing many of the same tracks pop up over and over again. So we tossed together a set of the best free covers of the best songs of the year. Continue reading »

Oct 052011
 

Post-dubstep songsmith James Blake debuted his piano cover of Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” on the BBC last winter and has been playing it live since. Now it finally gets an official release, on his new Enough Thunder EP. The disc drops next week, but you can listen to the official studio version of “A Case of You” now. Continue reading »