Dec 022011

This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.

After taking last week off for Thanksgiving, we’re back with a double helping of new Bandcamp covers! Download 10 new covers below for your post-gluttony workout mix.

French duo Casual Way find a nice folk-rock groove on this Depeche Mode classic. It falls somewhere between the thudding original and the haunted Cash cover, finding a perfect earworm middle ground.

This one earns a spot for sheer audacity. A Leonard Cohen song turned into a four-on-the-floor club banger? The David Guetta-style pounding works surprisingly well, though it will surely outrage Lenny purists everywhere.

I have no idea whether Alex Chilton liked the Carpenters, but if he had ever covered them with Big Star, it might have sounded a bit like this. Sportswriters apparently recorded this for a new Carpenters tribute project, but we can’t find any more info yet.

Here’s a tip for any artists who want a spot on Cover Me: record a folksy version of Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” We’ve heard a million (like this and this) and adore every one.

Thrice don’t get a lot of love from the Pitchfork set, but perhaps the technically ambitious math rock cover could help bridge the gap. It’s still fast and furious, but with quirky Battles-style guitar lines spiraling around each other that might draw in folks turned off by the emo-ish cries of the original.


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