Mar 272012

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

Last month, the Rosebuds covered the Talking Heads. The choice was a natural – both groups deliver poppy, off-kilter melodies that worm into your head for days. Salt-n-Pepa, on the other hand, haven’t influenced Ivan and Kelly Rosebud one iota. They just re-released it for free on their new Bandcamp.
MP3: The Rosebuds – Push It (Salt-n-Pepa cover)

Harry Nilsson songs never lack for covers, but Brass Bed and Allison Bohl’s new On Nilsson EP shows they know how to do it right. The keyboard-haze on “One” makes it that much more lonesome. (via My Old Kentucky Blog)
MP3: Brass Bed with Allison Bohl – One (Harry Nilsson cover)

The Vietnam war documentary sample that starts out this electropop gem indicates straight off this won’t be a typical Neil Young cover. The band may be named Gitar, but Snyh and Drm Pad might be more accurate.
MP3: Gitar – Hippie Dream (Neil Young cover)

Fort Frances follows the basic template of Beck’s “Guess I’m Doing Fine,” but strips a little of the beachiness away from the original, shifting things a few miles farther from California and closer to Appalachia.
MP3: Fort Frances – Guess I’m Doing Fine (Beck cover)

overlord released their brilliantly-titled album In Soviet Russian, My Heart Breaks For You to some college radio buzz last year and just sent over a pair of follow-up covers. Their lo-fi Smiths churn draws elements of chillwave and doowop alike, but the Del Shannon b-side draws out their more poppy, melodic side.
MP3: overlord – Reel Around the Fountain (The Smiths cover)
MP3: overlord – Kelly (Del Shannon cover)

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  1. […] series of covers. Over the last six months we have seen them release great covers of Beck’s “Guess I’m Doing Fine” and Paul Simon’s “The Only Living Boy in New York.” Now the band has re-invented a […]

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