Despite the fact that the White Stripes stopped making new music back at the beginning of 2011, their influence on the rock stratosphere is still alive and strong. Case in point: Jessica Martindale’s fleshed out, sultry cover of the band’s mainstream breakout hit “Seven Nation Army.” Continue reading »

Sometimes doing something new with a song can mean doing nothing new with the song at all – or, at least, nothing new with the song being covered. That’s precisely the case with Katie Herzig’s take on “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” The Eurythmics cover in question is fantastically faithful; where it becomes especially awesome, though, is when Katie and the band break – ever so briefly – into The White Stripes‘ “Seven Nation Army.” Continue reading »

If you want to pick a hip song to cover for a children’s project, you could do worse than the White Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends.” Jack Johnson did it for the Curious George soundtrack and now Bright Eyes and First Aid Kit do it for a children’s charity. Continue reading »

The White Stripes may be broken up, but that doesn’t mean they can’t dig through the archives occasionally. In the latest installment of the aptly-named From the Vault series, Jack White and his label Third Man Records unearthed two super-early Stripes gems, both covers. On the a-side, the duo perform a subdued “Signed D.C.,” a Love cover. Then on the flip, they go through Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Continue reading »

Dylan Covers A-Z presents covers of every single Bob Dylan song. View the full series here.

Sure, Bob Dylan’s birthday may technically be over, but Bob Dylan’s birthweek is still going strong. So we continue our five-part series showcasing covers of every Dylan song today with the biggest installment yet. A full 60 covers await on the following pages, with heavyweights like the Isley Brothers and the Clash and newcomers like Adele and the Morning Benders. The latest chunk spans the letters K (Guns n’ Roses’ “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”) through O (Crooked Still’s “Oxford Town”) and features some of Bob’s best known songs. “Mr. Tambourine Man.” “Like a Rolling Stone.” “Masters of War.” “Lay, Lady, Lay.” The list goes on.

Click the page numbers down below to start listening. If you’re just joining us, here’s where we are so far:

Part 1: “Absolutely Sweet Marie” – “Everything Is Broken”
Part 2: “Father of Night” – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”
Part 3: “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” – “Oxford Town”
Part 4: “Peggy Day” – “Sweetheart Like You” [Coming Thursday]
Part 5: “T.V Talkin’ Song” – “4th Time Around” [Coming Friday]

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Dylan Covers A-Z presents covers of every single Bob Dylan song. View the full series here.

We began our celebrations yesterday, but today, in fact, is the big day. On May 24th, 1941, Bob Dylan was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota. Twenty-one years later he released his first album and ever since…well, you know.

We continue our week-long series presenting covers of every single Dylan song with “Father of Night,” one of several Dylan songs that Manfred Mann rescued from obscurity. From there we hit songs by Jeff Buckley, The White Stripes, George Harrison, and, oh, about 54 more. Hours of music, and we’re not even halfway done! Continue reading »

Ever since we saw the A.V. Undercover list, we’ve been wondering who would cover the White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Girl”? Surely it couldn’t be as bad as Joss Stone’s gender-swapped version, right? Right (thank god), but mostly because it sounds kind of like the original. Continue reading »

Under the Radar shines a light on lesser-known cover artists. If you’re not listening to these folks, you should be. Catch up on past installments here.

When a musical group is defined by a genre, it often boxes them in and alienates them from an expanding fan base. A certain type of music usually lends a certain type of music lover. If we were to write “bluegrass,” some may just stop reading at this point and turn up their nose. But others might see this term and immediately scroll down below to take a listen. The NYC quintet Punch Brothers is a bluegrass group for both of these types of music lovers, and for those somewhere in-between: those who aren’t really sure if bluegrass is their thing, let alone bluegrass cover songs. Trust us – it is. Continue reading »

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