Mar 052014

Welcome to Cover Me Q&A, where we take your questions about cover songs and answer them to the best of our ability.

Here at Cover Me Q&A, we’ll be taking questions about cover songs and giving as many different answers as we can. This will give us a chance to hold forth on covers we might not otherwise get to talk about, to give Cover Me readers a chance to learn more about individual staffers’ tastes and writing styles, and to provide an opportunity for some back-and-forth, as we’ll be taking requests (learn how to do so at feature’s end).

Today’s question comes from Cover Me staffer Mike Misch: What cover song shouldn’t work as well as it does?
Continue reading »

Jan 312014

Australian psych-rock band Jagwar has been going full speed since their 2013 debut, Howlin’. After some extensive touring, the band returned home and took a pit stop at the Triple J Radio show for the first Like A Version of 2014, taking on Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” Continue reading »

Aug 012012

Last week’s Olympics opening ceremony has gotten a lot of news coverage for Danny Boyle’s fantastical re-imagination of centuries of British life, from agrarian idyll to the Queen skydiving with James Bond. Friday’s spectacle also showcased some of Britain’s most noteworthy musicians. Paul McCartney closed the ceremony with “Hey Jude,” and the Arctic Monkeys— sometimes touted as this generation’s answer to The Beatles – covered “Come Together” with the former Beatle looking on. Continue reading »

May 072012

This winter, British indie rockers Arctic Monkeys went country with frontman Alex Turner’s cover of the Patsy Cline classic “Strange.” Now they’re getting a country makeover of their own, courtesy of Nashville artist Caitlin Rose. Rose released her covers of the Monkeys’ “Piledriver Waltz” and “Love Is a Laserquest” on limited edition vinyl for this years’ Record Store Day, and recently uploaded a quirky video to accompany “Piledriver.” Continue reading »