Feb 202010

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 address on the right! As always, follow Cover Me on Twitter for the latest news.

New Order

This Week’s News

Last week’s Lady Gaga covers post was such a hit we’re posting bonus Gaga covers this evening on the Twitter machine… [Twitter]

Akron/Family invite you to cover their song “Woody Guthrie’s America.” Send it to them and you’ll snag free show tickets (or just listen to other people’s)! [Akron/Family]

Many people turned onto the debut by blog darlings Girls were disappointed that “Lust for Life” wasn’t an Iggy Pop cover. However, “The End of the World” is definitely a Skeeter Davis cover. [Stereogum]

The new version of “We Are the World” debuts. Justin Bieber and Barbra Streisand, together at last! Ugh. [YouTube]

The world does not need a Burt Bacharach covers album. But it does need collaborations by members of Wilco, Sonic Youth and Jim O’Rourke. Mixed blessing. [24 Bit]

The Twilight Singers cover “When Doves Cry.” Get it now before the Purple One’s lawyers attack. [Aquarium Drunkard]

Robert Smith of The Cure covers an Alice in Wonderland song no one remembered existed. I feel like there’s some irony there. [YouTube]

Jeff Beck is prepping an album of standards and classics of the American songbook. Hope orchestral arrangements doesn’t mean no guitar. [Billboard]

Special treat: Three preview tracks from the upcoming Ceremony: A New Order Tribute in Submissions below. For more: [Ceremony]

This Week’s Submissions

Moussa Clarke and John Ashby – And the Beat Goes On (The Whispers) [more]

Crash Kings – Hey Bulldog (The Beatles) [more]

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Ballad of Big Nothing (Elliott Smith) [more]

The Flying Change – Someone Great (LCD Soundsystem) [more]

Garden on a Trampoline – Bad Romance (Lady Gaga) [more]

The Marches – Black Swan (Thom Yorke) [more]

From Ceremony: A New Order Tribute:

Detachments – The Perfect Kiss [more]

Kites with Lights – Dream Attack [more]

Pocket ft. Shaun Robinson and Tracy Shedd – Sub-Culture [more]

Send your cover to the address on the right for inclusion!

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