The Silent League has had over 25 members rotate through the group over the last seven years. If that reminds you of Broken Social Scene, you’re clearly not the only one. The Silent League and BSS both revolve around one core member (Justin Russo and Kevin Drew, respectively) while other members come and go. The connection shows itself musically as well, as displayed in the Silent League’s all-hands-on-deck pop cover of BSS’s “Texico Bitches.”
Cover News is a weekly feature keeping you up to date on the goings-on in the world of cover tunes, tribute albums, etc. Plus, at the bottom we post the array of cover tunes we’ve been sent in the past week. Have you recorded a cool cover? Send an mp3 to the email address on the right and we’ll post it!
This Week’s News
This just in: The Broken Chimneys covered Bruce Springsteen’s early “For You” for us. Vintage word-vomit romance from the Boss. [Cover Me]
I’ve spilled plenty of words on this blog discussing Peter Gabriel’s new covers album, not least because of the promise of a reciprocal covers-of-Peter album. Well the first hint at that is in, courtesy of Stephen Merritt (The Magnetic Fields) covering “Not One Of Us” from Gabriel’s 1980 self-titled disc. [Peter Gabriel]
Phoenix cover Bob Dylan’s epic “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” for French radio. So how is it only four minutes long? [Pitchfork]
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings join Michael Buble tonight on Saturday Night Live to tackle “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes).” But you say he’s just a friend, but you say…sorry, wrong song. [Brooklyn Vegan]
Live covers #1: Of Montreal cover the Jackson 5 with Solange Knowles (Beyoncé’s sister). [Dylan, Etc.]
Live cover #2: Cold War Kids slow-burn through Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See the Light.” [Dylan, Etc.]
So many incredible new Neil Young covers last night by Wilco (“Broken Arrow”), Norah Jones (“Tell Me Why”), John Mellencamp (“Down By the River”), Red Hot Chili Peppers (“A Man Need a Maid”!) and more. PLEASE tell me someone recorded this. [SPIN]
The Silent League’s latest indie-orchestral wonder AutoTunes (tastefully) an ELO throwback. [Examiner]
This Week’s Submissions
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