Apr 182011

This weekend’s Record Store Day brought a deluge of new covers, with some of the most hotly anticipated arriving on Franz Ferdinand’s 5-track Covers EP. The Scots teamed up with LCD Soundsystem to cover “All My Friends” for RSD 2009, and this year James Murphy returned the favor with his take on Franz’s “Live Alone.” Murphy’s previously-released cover is included on the EP along with offerings from Peaches, ESG, and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, as well as a collaboration between Franz and Debbie Harry. Continue reading »

Feb 012011

Berlin-based Skin Diary has fired the first shot in the war for Cover Video of 2011 with their wild take on Blondie’s “Heart of Glass.” Supersaturated color, Peter Gabriel-style stop motion photography, and girls murdering angels all feature prominently in this story of a woman who ultimately finds true love with herself (when herself is Godzilla). Continue reading »