Aug 262011

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

Some weeks we have to dig deep to find five great new covers on Bandcamp. Other weeks…man oh man. Without even trying this week we found ourselves with 20+ songs, any one of which might have made the set on another occasion. We narrowed it down to 10 – five main tunes, and five bonus tracks. Think of it as an extra-sturdy dose of covers to get you through the hurricane. Continue reading »

Aug 172011

After a couple listens to this version of “Running Up that Hill (A Deal with God)” by the British singer/songwriter Kate Bush, something felt a bit…different. So, I went back and had a listen to the original off her 1985 album Hounds of Love and discovered, yes indeed, Will Young does take a bit of artistic license and changes some of the lyrics. My next thought was “this sounds like it could be from American Idol.” Close. It turns out Young indeed is the very first winner of the UK Pop Idol contest in 2002 which spawned the worldwide Idol franchise. Continue reading »