While it’s probably the biggest stretch your mind will have to make today, try to imagine Taylor Swift’s poppy, catchy, sugary “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” as an agonizing, melancholic, slow jam of a song sung with grungy guitar and vocals. Then imagine that you might kind of like the grungy side of Taylor Swift (pretty sure those words have never been written before). Then imagine that this actually happened.
Ukulele may be the current unexpectedly-buzzworthy instrument these days, but we’ve already got our sights on the next one: the glockenspiel. We heard last year how far it could go towards a great folk-pop cover with Thao + Mirah’s “Love Is a Battlefield” and Alyson Greenfield’s “Gangsta’s Paradise” and now we present Exhibit C.
Last week we heard Tokyo Police Club launch their “10 Songs, 10 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Years” covers series with their take on Moby’s “Southside.” Well it’s been four more days since, and that means four more covers. Each song comes from a year from 2002 through 2005, with the series continuing through this weekend. Several also feature guests, including Passion Pit singer Michael Angelakos and Michael Jackson almost-guitarist Orianthi.
This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
We took a break last week while down in Austin, but today we bring you another installment of what has in just a few weeks become one of our most popular features. As usual, we scoured Bandcamp for the latest and greatest in under-the-radar covers. All are free to download and well worth your time.