BABii — Lovefool (The Cardigans cover)
Brent Amaker And The Rodeo – Gut Feeling (Deco cover)
DEVO‘s “Gut Feeling” is a deep cut from their debut album, known for its 2 minute instrumental intro before lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh starts singing. It’s fairly atypical for early DEVO, melding an almost jam-band type of song structure with DEVO’s notoriously herky jerky new wave sound.
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo are a Seattle-based traditional country band that first got attention in the covers world for their cover of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator” back in 2010. They all dress in black with cowboy hats and Amaker’s delivery is often spoken word.
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• Norwegian folkie Ane Brun releases It All Starts with One this week and she’s giving away a bonus track for free: a solo guitar Arcade Fire cover that shows her lilting Scandinavian accent hitting full force.
MP3: Ane Brun – Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) (Arcade Fire cover)
In Johnny Cash’s American Recordings series, he covered Depeche Mode, Beck, and Nine Inch Nails. Sadly, he never quite made it to Krautrock. If he had though, it might have sounded like this. Well, vocally at least. If Rick Rubin produced it, there’d be more cello.
Seattle’s Brent Amaker and the Rodeo released a country-fried cover of Kraftwerk’s “Pocket Calculator” as a bonus track to their new Please Stand By. It bounces along like the Man in Black fronting Men Without Hats. You’re never quite sure whether they’re taking the piss here, but the fact is the synth-pop groove translates surprisingly well. (via My Old Kentucky Blog)