Dec 082011

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

Last year, ex-Luna bandmates Dean & Britta released 13 Most Beautiful…Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests. It featured songs inspired by the Factory scene and a cover of Nico’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine” (itself a Bob Dylan cover). Now there’s a slightly more fleshed-out remix circulating, drawing more attention to a beautiful disc that flew under the radar.
MP3: Dean & Britta – I’ll Keep It with Mine (Scott Hardkiss Remix) (Bob Dylan cover)

Los Angeles “nu gaze” band Light FM spent much of the fall on tour with Smashing Pumpkins. When it wrapped up, they decided to thank Corgan and co. with a cover of “Disarm.” They also covered Grandaddy, because why record one churning electro-rock cover when you can do two?
MP3: Light FM – Disarm (The Smashing Pumpkins cover)
MP3: Light FM – AM 180 (Grandaddy cover)

Doe Paoro just surfaced a few months ago, but given the few high-profile premieres she’s already had, we expect you might be hearing a lot more about her in 2012. On her new Future Islands cover – first heard at BrooklynVegan – she gives off an Oh Land vibe with a big voice and spacey electronics.
MP3: Doe Paoro – Little Dreamer (Future Islands cover)

Courtney Love is nothing if not abrasive, so it seems appropriate that this Hole cover is too. The electro-industrial vibe might not be for everyone, but if spaced-out noise with buried melodies is your thing, Hard White will be right up your alley.
MP3: Hard White – Dying (Hole cover)

Did the Bruce Hornsby vibe of Bon Iver’s divisive “Beth/Rest” turn you off? Perhaps this beautiful, cheese-free folk cover will get you back aboard. It comes from Dress Rehearsal’s new covers EP, which shows how much a beautiful voice can do with just a guitar. Hmm, sounds kind of like 2008-era Bon Iver.
MP3: Dress Rehearsal – Beth/Rest (Bon Iver cover)

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