Nov 152011

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

Ministry is best known for their rampaging industrial sound, but back in 1983 they were still your basic poppy synth band. It makes sense, then, the DFA synthpop duo Holy Ghost! chose a song from that period to cover on their new single. Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem) and Juan Maclean help get the party started.
MP3: Holy Ghost! ft. Nancy Whang & Juan Maclean – I Wanted to Tell Her (Ministry cover)

Coincidentally, this is our second Quickies post of the month to feature a Robert Palmer cover. Two weeks ago, we heard Kisses dance through “Johnny and Mary,” and now Rebecca Zapen takes on the more obvious “Addicted to Love.” Her retro-jazz cover pushes the ‘80s hit to a whole different place.
MP3: Rebecca Zapen – Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer cover)

Colossal Gospel covered three songs over at Aquarium Drunkard and you should download them all there (along with their Pat Benatar medley, natch). To whet your appetite, though, check out this folksy jam through one of Paul Simon’s biggest hits.
MP3: Colossal Gospel – You Can Call Me Al (Paul Simon cover)

For a band with a relatively small fanbase, arty collective Psychic TV inspire some quality covers. If Dinowalrus’ version of “Godstar” was a little too heavy for you, Nihiti’s much quieter take on “The Orchids” might be just what you need to mellow out.
MP3: Nihiti – The Orchids (Psychic TV cover)

In our big Moptop Madness poll back in March, Johnny Cash’s haunting cover of the Beatles’ “In My Life” made it to the Quarter Finals. Might Great Gray Buildings’ harder-rocking cover have made it even further?
MP3: Great Gray Buildings – In My Life (The Beatles cover)

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