Aug 252011

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

San Francisco indie-pop purveyors Lemonade began making blog buzz with last year’s Pure Moods EP. Now they dig up “The Place Where You Belong,” making a lively jam of the 1994 Shai single everyone vividly remembers. Wait, don’t tell us you forgot the Beverly Hills Cop III soundtrack…
MP3: Lemonade – The Place Where You Belong (Shai cover)

Earlier this summer, Mikal Cronin collaborated with Ty Segall on two David Bowie covers. If you know Segall at all, you’ll know what to expect from these two: fuzzy-as-hell garage nuggets. On his new 7”, Cronin alone covers the Troggs, the band that practically invented “fuzzy-as-hell garage nugget.”
MP3: Mikal Cronin – Give It to Me (The Troggs cover)

The Magnetic Fields may seem odd source material for Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum. After all, Kierszenbaum is best known for co-writing and producing for pop starlets like t.A.T.u., Natasha Kills, and, oh yeah, Lady Gaga. Once you hear the four-on-the-floor club beats of this cover, though, you’ll understand the draw.
MP3: Cherry Cherry Boom Boom – Come Back from San Francisco (The Magnetic Fields cover)

Idiot Glee (James Friley) was one of our favorite finds from this year’s SXSW. We last heard from him in April, covering Fleetwood Mac. Now we have the first cover of one of Mr. Friley’s own songs. It’s Kentucky peer and friend Matt Duncan, creating a wistful pop gem out of “I Want the Night to Stay.”
MP3: Matt Duncan – I Want the Night to Stay (Idiot Glee cover)

Music geeks have been abuzz with the first single from Tom Waits’ new album. It’s even already seen its first cover. When you get tired of “Bad As Me,” though, look back with this cover of the first single from Tom Waits’ last album.
MP3: Is Tropical – Lie to Me (Tom Waits cover)

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