May 082010

Cover News is a weekly feature keeping you up to date on the goings-on in the world of cover tunes, tribute albums, etc. At the bottom we showcase the submissions we’ve been sent in the past week (send us yours)! As always, follow Cover Me on Twitter for the latest news.

Courtney Love

This Week’s News

You ain’t never heard “Livin’ on a Prayer” the way Coconut and the Duke do it.  [Cover Me]

This recorder cover of “My Heart Will Go On” is so good I should shut my blog down right now.  After experiencing this, what’s the point?  [Funny or Die]

Exile on Main Street covers week begins Monday on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  The full lineup: Green Day, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crowe, Phish.  [Henne Music]

Courtney Love busted out some Leonard Cohen in London.  It’s not “Hallelujah” and it’s not that bad!  [Consequence of Sound]

It’s a little late to the party, but the Ooks of Hazzard’s version of “Kids” may be the best MGMT cover yet.  [YouTube]

This tribute to Shel Silverstein could end up being the best of the year.  Black Francis aka. Frank Black aka. That Guy from the Pixies does “The Cover of the Rolling Stone.”  [Stereogum]

Longest tribute name ever: The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral: A Tribute To Roky Erickson And The 13th Floor Elevators.  Download a song.  [My Old Kentucky Blog]

Steel Train perform La Roux in a living room.  [SPIN]

Pop songs arranged for orchestra.  “Bad Romance” and “Party in the U.S.A.” are predictable, but Jonathan Coulton and the Roots?  [For Orchestra]

The Cowboy Junkies announce Demons, a Vic Chestnutt tribute album.  Mark this on that “must-buy” list.  [Exclaim]

The Glee album of Madonna songs debuted at number one.  I’d like to say, “Really America?” but it did knock Bieber off…  [RTTNews]

The latest on 2010’s Peter Gabriel cover orgy: Lou Reed has done “Solsbury Hill,” David Byrne “I Don’t Remember” and Thom Yorke “I’m too busy saving the ozone.”  [Stereogum]

My sarcasm was lost on Twitter, so here I’ll be direct: The Clientele have covered “Paper Planes.”  Many other bands have also covered “Paper Planes.”  [The AV Club]

Everyone loves Hall & Oates these days.  They’re out of touch.  [RCRDLBL]

Scarlett Johansson: “I like to do covers because I feel like I’m in the shower.”  [Inquisitr]

This Week’s News

Davin Abegg – Tell Me Now (Daniel Johnston)  [more]

Davin Abegg – Walking the Cow (Daniel Johnston)  [more]

Davin Abegg – Woke Up New (The Mountain Goats)  [more]

Civil Twilight – Teardrop (Massive Attack)  [more]

Coconut and the Duke – Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)  [more]

The Obscure Object – Clap Hands (Tom Waits)  [more]

Robbins in a Tree-O – Never Cook Your Sister in a Frying Pan (Barry Louis Polisar)  [more]

The Vespers – All I Want Is You (Barry Louis Polisar / Juno[more]

Your Little Pony – Me and You (Barry Louis Polisar)  [more]

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  3 Responses to “Cover News: May 8, 2010”

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  1. is password protected?

  2. Sorry about that. Fixed.

  3. awesome. thanks for posting my songs. coolest blog in my book.

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