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.
This Week’s News
Speaking of Leonard Cohen, the always fantastic Our Hit Parade has mashed up “Joan of Arc” with, ahem, “Fire Burning.” [YouTube]
The Voice Project features many artists, some you’ve heard of, some you haven’t, covering songs in support of a Ugandan women’s group trying to rescue child soldiers. “Bring our boys home” takes on a heartbreakingly literal meaning. [The Voice Project]
A major hurdle in cover a song is the complicated legalese about permissions, fees, etc. Limelight takes some of the stress out, making it cheaper and easier. [Limelight]
The AV Club’s “Undercover” series continues, with the Fruit Bats tackling Hall & Oates. White boy soul is really making a comeback. [The AV Club]
The Detroit Cobras are the best cover band in existence. Proof? A whole blog dedicated to exploring the obscure soul/garage gems they choose to cover. [Detroit Cobras Covers]
Dear Jónsi: I love Sigur Rós, I love you, but please…no more MGMT covers. [Jónsi]
Streetlight Manifesto has dropped their first installment of 99 Songs of Revolution. Apparently this covers set aims to get them out of their label contract, but the ska-punk takes on Cyrkle, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Radiohead aren’t bad. [Streetlight Manifesto]
Too many covers went down at SXSW to even go into, but Casxio tackling “Nothing Compares 2 U” is worth a shout-out. [The Music Slut]
Cross your fingers for the upcoming Phish 3D movie to include their Exile on Main Street cover set. The trailer indicates it’s got some at least. [Phish 3D]
This Week’s Submissions
Send your cover to the address on the right for inclusion!