Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• On their new album, San Francisco’s Coast Jumper swim through nine dreamy originals and one cover. They chose, appropriately enough, a Beach Boys ballad. It shimmers and swirls for a few minutes, before exploding in a symphonic wall of distortion.
MP3: Coast Jumper – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (Beach Boys cover)
• When M83 released his new electropop single “Midnight City” in July, blog buzz exploded. Now that things have settled a little, we hear our first cover. It comes from another dreamy California group: Trails and Ways (formerly known as Trails). Good luck getting this out of your head.
MP3: Trails and Ways – Midnight City (M83 cover)
• On his website, DJ Downfall details the various obstacles to trying to be a credible DJ. Perhaps if he only played 8-bit covers of the Stone Roses, fewer listeners would even bother requesting David Guetta.
MP3: DJ Downfall – I Am the Resurrection (The Stone Roses cover)
• The dance continues with New York producer Bright Future, who digs up an obscure ‘80s analog tune. Chunky synths and swirling ambiance make this one equally suited for the headphones or the club floor.
MP3: Bright Future – Mit Dir (Robert Görl cover)
• Small London label Abubilla Music sent this one over and we’re glad they did. Its an intimate performance that layers vocals quite slowly, aiming for what the artist describes as a “God Only Knows”-inspired close. It comes from label comp King Henry’s Tears, which you can stream here.
MP3: The Saturday Morning Canasta Club – I’ve Just Seen a Face (The Beatles cover)
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