Dec 062010

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

What do you do when you can’t sleep? Well, if you’re Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee, you record ‘80s pop covers! She posted her lo-fi version of bubblegum duo Strawberry Switchblade’s first single, “Trees & Flowers.” Check it out.
MP3: Dum Dum Girls – Trees & Flowers (Strawberry Switchblade cover)

Antony’s wavering falsetto drew immediate acclaim upon the 2005 release of Antony and the Johnsons’s I Am a Bird Now. Clare Maguire shows off some stunning operatic pipes of her own on her cover of the morbid “Hope There’s Someone.” Sounds like a Phantom of the Opera outtake.
MP3: Clare Maguire – Hope There’s Someone (Antony and the Johnsons cover)

Nothing says “Christmas spirit” like Nas, am I right? Okay, maybe not, but Freedom or Death’s acoustic groove through “If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)” comes off surprisingly positive.
MP3: Freedom or Death – If I Ruled the World (Imagine That) (Nas cover)

Actual summer camp may be over, but the band Summer Camp knows no such seasonal boundaries. They celebrate the holiday spirit with a warpy cover of the Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”
MP3: Summer Camp – Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses cover)

We always love the covers Buffalo Tom guitarist Bill Janovitz posts on his blog and he’s back with two new ones: a full-band “Death Party” (via nyctaper) and a solo “A Little Bit of Soap,” which concerns the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (it makes sense).
MP3: Buffalo Tom – Death Party (Gun Club cover)
MP3: Bill Janovitz – A Little Bit of Soap (The Jarmels cover)

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