Aug 042015

Full Albums features covers of every track off a classic album. Got an idea for a future pick? Leave a note in the comments!


The Ramones‘ second album, Leave Home, didn’t have the element of surprise that their first had, but that’s about the only difference between the two. Once again, fourteen songs accounted for a half hour of humor, menace, and sweetness, a surprising combination that worked perfectly well when delivered at full force.

Leave Home was loaded with songs that would become classics, and sounded like nothing else in the musical world – but therein lay the problem. Joey later explained that “we thought since our music was doin’ something unique that everyone would pick up on that. What really happened was we were so alien that no one wanted to touch us. And so we wouldn’t get played.” They would spend the next few years fighting to change that perception, a fight that would eventually drain them of much of their energy.
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Oct 292012

In honor of the 45th anniversary of  “The Velvet Underground & Nico,” Castle Face and Universal will be releasing not only the record’s 458th reissue (really), but also a covers compilation of the album. The covers compilation, one of six CDs in the limited edition box set, features a handful of Bay Area rockers. Although the set is not available until October 30th, you can listen to and download Ty Segall‘s manic rendition of “Femme Fatale.” Continue reading »

Apr 182011

As you probably heard, Saturday was Record Store Day. In fact, you probably heard that here. Many, many times. Yes, we’ve already done plenty of RSD cover coverage. In brief:
Of Montreal Record Buffalo Springfield Cover for Record Store Day
Listen: LCD Soundsystem Covers Franz Ferdinand’s “Live Alone”
Listen: The Decemberists Sing the Louvin Brothers for Record Store Day
Listen: Foo Fighters Release Two New Covers on ‘Medium Rare’
Peaches, ESG, and Stephin Merritt Cover Franz Ferdinand for Record Store Day
LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great” Receives a Folk Makeover by the Toadies
Green Day Celebrates Record Store Day with “Don’t Want to Know If You Are Lonely”

Well, believe it or not, there’s more. Lots more. So below we round up our favorite Record Store Day covers we haven’t posted yet. They include new covers by the Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, Steve Earle, The Twilight Sad, Clinic, and Ty Segall. Check ‘em out below! Continue reading »

Mar 222011

Yesterday we began our SXSW wrapup by introducing you to Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, Sondre Lerche, PS I Love You, Still Corners, and Candy Golde. Today we round things off with five more finds. These artists blew us away in Austin and, though they’ve never appeared on the site before, we’re sure they will again. Continue reading »