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

Australia’s Triple J radio is on a roll. Last week found them recording Yeasayer’s infectious Seal cover and this week Kate Nash hit the studio to perform Denise Williams’ Footloose smash “Let’s Hear It for the Boy.”
MP3: Kate Nash – Let’s Hear It for the Boy (Denise Williams cover)

Last month we premiered our “Five Favorite ‘Hold It Against Me’ Covers (So Far).” Today we remind you why we added that “so far.” Carosel’s may be the best yet.

Last week the Cars released their first new song in 24 years. While we wait for a cover of that one (let’s go, people), we can enjoy Elie Charpentier’s delicate folk version of an obscure little number called “Just What I Needed.”
MP3: Elie Charpentier – Just What I Needed (The Cars cover)

The Last Royals excited us earlier this month with EMF’s “Unbelievable.” They keep the 1990 cover loving going with Prince/Sinead O’Connor‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” complete with recorder.
MP3: The Last Royals – Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince cover)

Mother Sun Flower is a psychedelic metal band from Baltimore. On “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues,” they remind us that no one is more metal than Skip James.
MP3: Mother Sun Flower – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues (Skip James cover)

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  1. Elie: Count me in on covers night!

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