Feb 052013

Real talk: it may be impossible to replicate the complete package that is Justin Timberlake. The man hasn’t released a record since FutureSex/LoveSounds since September 2006 and his recent single featuring Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie,” has already made critics and waiting fans alike foam at the mouth. It has also excited smaller artists such as Leonard Friend, who just released a “remixed” rendition of the single. Continue reading »

Oct 312011

Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon over the weekend. As it has twice before (here and here), the occasion necessitated a look at the “History of Rap.” The duo once more busted a move dropping lines from classic hip-hip tracks with the Roots backing. Continue reading »

Jul 202011

Last September, Justin Timberlake appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and blew all our minds with a hip-hop medley. Timberlake appeared on Fallon again last night and gave the crowd what they wanted: a sequel. Continue reading »

Jun 282011

Just last week we commented on the fact that, despite his apparent retirement from music, Justin Timberlake keeps generating new covers with his limited catalog. We’ve heard a Brooklyn brass-punk band take on “My Love,” but now we venture further south. Down in Brazil, “jazz-rock-swing-romantique-cool-cabaret-experimental” (their description) septet Baleia recoded a swinging cover of Timberlake’s “What Goes Around…Comes Around.” Continue reading »

Jun 212011

Justin Timberlake’s singing career these days may be limited to Saturday Night Live shorts, but songs from 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds continue to provide great cover fodder, even five years later. The latest comes from New York brass-punk band Apocalypse Five and Dime, who give us their Timber-take on “My Love.” Continue reading »

Apr 252011

YouTube is filled with amateur cover “artists.” Most stink. On the ‘Tube extracts the exceptions.

YouTube musician Brett Domino is a superstar. Yes, that guy up there with the glasses. Oh, you didn’t know? Well, let him be the first to tell you. “We do get a lot of attention now that we are hugely famous,” he tells Cover Me. “We’ve had poems written about us, pictures drawn of us, marriage proposals. I signed a lady’s bosom once after a gig in Bangor.” Brett’s collaborator, Steven Peavis, gets his fair share of groupies too. “Quite a lot of people seem to comment on the YouTube videos confessing that they have a crush on Steven,” says Domino. “I think it must be his strong nose.” Continue reading »