Jun 152011

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

Unsubtle band name notwithstanding, L.A. duo Well Hung Heart show a surprising delicacy on their Huey Lewis and the News cover. Recorded for Syffal’s Pop Cultures Collide series, it reinvents the Back to the Future smash.
MP3: Well Hung Heart – The Power of Love (Huey Lewis and the News cover)

Brooklyn songwriter Matt Bauer released his fourth album The Jessamine County Book of the Living earlier this month and, to celebrate, delivered this outtake to Hitfix. It’s a simple country-folk acoustic lament, with a hint of xylophone in the background.
MP3: Matt Bauer – Hammer Down (Magnolia Electric Co. cover)

Every month the Music Alliance Pact (MAP) creates a mix with songs from bloggers repping 36 different countries. Germany’s entry this month comes from Blogpartei, delivering a scratchy off-kilter pop homage to an obscure Savoy Grand song.
MP3: Petula – Wives (Savoy Grand cover)

The world needs more Kraftwerk covers. Last year’s rodeo-country version of “Pocket Calculator” offered a refreshing reinvention of the Krautrock pioneers and Wampire attempts the same. It’s a little more faithful in that it actually uses synthesizers, but earns bonus points for sticking with the original German.
MP3: Wampire – Das Modell (Kraftwerk)

An opera singer doing Radiohead may seem overwrought, and it some ways it is. Still, Francesca Vannucci finds the heart of the song without resorting to unnecessary theatrics.
MP3: Francesca Vannucci – All I Need (Radiohead cover)

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  2 Responses to “Quickies: Well Hung Heart, Matt Bauer, Petula, Wampire, Francesca Vannucci”

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  1. Thanks for the shout out.

  2. Vannucci is spelled with two Cs.

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