Feb 252011

This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.

We’ve already posted on this biggest Bandcamp news this week: that free King of Limbs cover set. Even amidst the indie blog targeting, though, plenty more covers burbled under the surface. Here are the best, for whenever you get sick of Thom Yorke dancing.

To celebrate our birthday last October, edibleRed recorded an uptempo electropop cover of Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex.” This one’s a little lower key. The girl here sounds like she’s thinking about whether she has time to do her laundry tomorrow.

Following Bethany Cosentino on Twitter is like sinking into a world of weed, waves, and her cat (who you can also follow on Twitter). Her band Best Coast incorporates marijuana and the beach into their music and image. If they incorporated merlot and tears, it might sound more like this.

Lush production gently guides this forward, adding more and more synth beats until it morphs from a lounger to a full-on dubstepper.

This one comes from Beauty’s new three-song electro-indie EP. They add some grit, but keep the cheese. We recommend grabbing the whole thing (it also includes Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” and Brandtson’s “Boys Lie.”

Any money you choose to donate for the album goes to the Red Cross’s Christchurch 2011 Earthquake Relief Fund. Unlike “Fire in Cairo,” though, we’re guessing the song choice was not intended to correlate with the event.

Check out previous installments here.

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