Mar 052014
 

Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.

Here at Cover Me Q&A, we’ll be taking questions about cover songs and giving as many different answers as we can. This will give us a chance to hold forth on covers we might not otherwise get to talk about, to give Cover Me readers a chance to learn more about individual staffers’ tastes and writing styles, and to provide an opportunity for some back-and-forth, as we’ll be taking requests (learn how to do so at feature’s end).

Today’s question comes from Cover Me staffer Mike Misch: What cover song shouldn’t work as well as it does?
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May 062013
 

There are a few go-to songs that everyone (save the diehard fan) associates with OutKast – fewer still are the songs that make the oft-covered list. All of which makes it that much more of a pleasure to see Tame Impala covering “Prototype,” off of André 3000‘s half of 2003’s Speakerboxx/The Love Below. Continue reading »

Mar 072012
 

It seems like just yesterday, girls across the country were shaking it like a polaroid picture at the smooth request of André 3000, one half of the popular hip hop duo Outkast. But, alas, it’s been nearly a decade since “Hey Ya!” was released as one of two lead singles off of the pair’s double album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. That’s not to say the song doesn’t have much life left in it yet, as PigPen Theatre Company clearly proves with their folky performance of this funky hip hop tune. Continue reading »

Nov 042011
 

This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.

This week’s set washes over you like a half-remembered dream. Ambient-croon folk, gentle-breeze rock, and sexy-trumpet funk combine for one of the most pleasantly mellow collections in recent memory. 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 »

Oct 252011
 

Cover Me spent much of the past week on the streets of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg tracking down the hottest new bands (and hoping for a cover or two). Now we return with our findings. We posted Part 1 yesterday. Here’s the rest… Continue reading »