Apr 102010

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Evelyn Evelyn

This Week’s News

Brilliant songwriter David Bazan (who released last year’s third-best album) covers Vic Chestnutt, ruminates on the possibility of a cover album.  [American Songwriter]

Rate Your Music celebrates the Golden Hits of Yesteryear with one hit, fifteen other songs.  [Rate Your Music]

The Mates of State cover album Crushes boasts one of the best tracklists I’ve seen in a while.  Download their version of Girls’ “Laura” now.  [Mates of State]

Ted Leo interviewed Paul Weller in the most recent issue of SPIN magazine, so his cover of “Hung Up” seems appropriate.  [SPIN]

Dr. Martens are curating a drool-worthy list of covers, which they’re releasing at a snail’s pace.  [Dr. Martens]

Not another “Bad Romance” cover.  Yeah, it’s good, but still…not another “Bad Romance” cover.  [Paste]

Ok, we’ll allow one more, but only if you’re a chubby 8-year old singing into a banana.  [Videogum]

An epic cover battle rages on the ‘Tube.  “Baby” on recorder vs. “Telephone” on glockenspiel vs. “Moonlight Sonata” on crockenspiel [Video 1, 2, 3]

Shel Silverstein covers by My Morning Jacket, Kris Kristofferson, Andrew Bird and 12 more.  Cue mouth-watering.  [Sugar Hill Records]

The Jacket is everywhere, also appearing on a John Prine covers tribute.  Maybe we can get an actual album guys?  [Consequence of Sound]

A Tears for Fears cover = eh.  A Tears for Fears cover that isn’t “Everybody Want to Rule the World” = yay!  [We All Want Someone]

Amanda Palmer is like a weirder Regina Spektor, so a cover makes sense.  [YouTube]

Speaking of Amanda Palmer, she’s currently prepping to take her conjoined-twin circus act Evelyn Evelyn on the road.  Here’s their cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”  Ouch.  [Jason Webley]

Killer tracklist for this new David Bowie tribute album.  MGMT, A Place to Bury Strangers and Duran Duran (!!) tackle some lesser-known tunes.  [SPIN]

The PS 22 Chorus melts hearts with a Talking Heads cover.  [YouTube]

Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz continues his Cover of the Week series with his wedding song, the Ink Spots’ “I’ll Get By.”  Awww.  [Bill Janovitz]

This Week’s Submissions

Akasha – Rocky Raccoon (The Beatles)  [more]

Ryan Avery & Emily Zisman – Send Me an Angel (Real Life)  [more]

Coconut and The Duke – Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)  [more]

Fade From Nothing – 31 Ghosts IV (Nine Inch Nails)  [more]

Fulton Read – One (Yeasayer)  [more]

The Inevitable Backlash – Give You Hell (The All-American Rejects)  [more]

The Morning Pages – Telephone (Lady Gaga)  [more]

Passporte Royale – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (The Beatles)

Julian Shah-Tayler – In Your Room (Depeche Mode)  [more]

SPEAK – Digital Love (Daft Punk)  [more]

Ben Taylor – By Your Side (Sade)  [more]

835 – Judy Is a Punk (The Ramones)  [more]

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  3 Responses to “Cover News: April 10, 2010”

Comments (3)
  1. I think you mean: "A Tears for Fears cover that isn’t Mad World = yay!"

  2. Ah yes, forgot about old Adam L. How about, a Tears for Fears cover that doesn't have the word 'world' anywhere in the title!

  3. New home studio version of the SPEAK / Digital Love cover here http://soundcloud.com/speak-1/digital-love

    The record comes out September 27. http://www.hearspeakhere.com

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