In the Spotlight showcases a cross-section of an artist’s cover work. View past installments, then post suggestions for future picks in the comments!
It must be amazing when singers realize that their voices sound particularly good together. Think of The Roches, the Everly Brothers (who have the benefit of being siblings), Crosby, Stills & Nash, Exene Cervenka and John Doe, Gary Louris and Mark Olson, or Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball. One can imagine the joy that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers felt when they realized that they had something special when they harmonized. Continue reading »
Under the Radar shines a light on lesser-known cover artists. If you’re not listening to these folks, you should. Catch up on past installments here.
It feels a little strange putting the Great Lake Swimmers in the “Under the Radar” category. After all, they’ve been recording albums for over a decade – their fifth, New Wild Everywhere, came out earlier this year. They’ve toured the world and elsewhere, with adoring crowds currently flocking to see them throughout Europe. They have nearly 50,000 Facebook fans and hundreds of thousands more around the planet. And yet, they’re still known for being little-known, their ambient-folk sound ever reluctant to cross the mainstream. Continue reading »
Singer-songwriter and musician Rickie Lee Jones has spent nearly 35 years carving a unique path that has blended rock, pop, blues, R&B, and jazz. From her early success with the hit 1979 song ”Chuck E’s in Love” to the 2000s where she experimented with beats, loops and spoken word, Jones is the embodiment of the evolving artist. Her latest effort, The Devil You Know is a collection of covers of classic rock tracks that read as a greatest hits list. Continue reading »
It’s been several months since MGMT has hit the stage. Luckily for fans in Montreal, the band played a set at the Osheaga Festival a couple of weeks ago. Not only did they play a new-ish track that alludes to a new album in the near future, but they also took the time to pay homage to The Rolling Stones with a classic, “Angie.” Continue reading »
Back in Feburary, we here at Cover Me first heard Jordan Corey‘s sultry cover of the Rolling Stones classic “Miss You.” For those of you unfamiliar with Corey, the Bay area native has been on Cover Me’s radar for quite some time, covering everything from La Roux to The Beatles. Today, we are pleases to premiere the official music video for her rendition of “Miss You.” Continue reading »
This week, specifically on July 7th, marks the Rolling Stones 50th anniversary of their first show ever at London’s Marquee Jazz Club, when they were billed as the Rollin’ Stones. It’s a profoundly nostalgic moment in music history, and throughout the month of July, BBC 6Music will be celebrating the occasion by having some of the station’s personal favorite bands play Rolling Stone tracks. Continue reading »
L.A. funk/punk rockers, Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past Saturday. On the heels of their upcoming 30th anniversary the band had the honor of hitting the stage last and did so in style. They were joined by Slash, Faces (and Rolling Stones) guitarist Ron Wood, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and the Godfather of Funk, George Clinton. Continue reading »
Jordan Corey is no stranger to Cover Me. The Bay area native was the subject of our inaugural On the ‘Tube. Two years later, the young Corey has furthered her music and is releasing a new record, Do Me Wrong, featuring this soulful cover of the Rolling Stones “Miss You.” Continue reading »