Mar 152016

It’s hard to believe given their 2000s-era upbiquity, but it’s been six years since the last Black Eyed Peas album (ironically called The Beginning). That doesn’t mean their many massive hits have stopped attracting listeners though, or new covers. The latest winning Peas cover comes from Roses & Revolutions, a Rochester duo who have toured with the likes of The Head and the Heart and Ingrid Michaelson.

They duo breaks down the Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” to its core components for a slow and haunting cover. The new slow-burn crescendoes make the lines about how awesome tonight’s gonna be sound like dark foreshadowing (this could easily be one of those ominous covers that keep appearing in trailers for horror movies). Continue reading »

Oct 142011

The best feel-good songs can get the job done no matter who performs them. At least that seems to be the case with the infectious party track, “I Gotta Feeling,” one of The Black Eyed Peas’ biggest hits to date. The single spent 14 consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, snagging the title of 2009’s longest-running number-one single. The UK’s Kaiser Chiefs recently converted the tune to an indie rock song infused with the same intoxicating let’s-go-party energy. Continue reading »

Sep 162011

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

Today’s set begins all in the family, ends with some lo-fi indie favorites, and takes an unexpected detour to a folk hip-hop medley in the middle. You know, just another week on Bandcamp. Continue reading »

Sep 072011

Some days you wake up, trudge to work, and drag yourself reluctantly through the day. Other days you wake up and see something that makes you glad to be alive. Any day where you get to watch Jeff Tweedy cover the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” certainly falls in the latter category. He performed it acoustically last night at Chicago and it is every bit as great as you think it’d be. Continue reading »

May 202011

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

An embarrassment of riches this week. In addition to the normal five Bandcamp spotlights, we’ve added five more below that we just didn’t want to let go. Check out the main set, then scroll further to download bonus covers of Roky Erickson, Black-Eyed Peas, The Wizard of Oz, Mountain Goats, and Antony and the Johnsons. Continue reading »

Jun 142010

Another Bonnaroo has come and gone and all we have to remember it by are the videos. The advantage of a mandatory camping fest is that people don’t upload their unlistenable five-pixel cell phone videos until after the end, so most of the videos that hit YouTube this weekend were professionally filmed. Lots of covers performed. Here’s a roundup of some of the best. Julia Nune’s medley of songs she hates is a must-see. Continue reading »