Oct 212011

Based on the ridiculously enthusiastic reviews their brand-new album Days has garnered, expect to be hearing a lot more about Real Estate going forward. That holds here as well, since they’ve both produced and inspired some quality covers of late. Exhibit A: Their cover of the Strokes’ “Barely Legal.” Exhibit B: Laura K’s cover of their “Beach Comber.” Continue reading »

Aug 122011

For the last few years, the folks at Cokemachineglow have marked the end of the year with a Fantasy Covers Podcast. In the latest edition, they give the Podcast a twist by making it a contest– they encouraged artists to submit covers that “re-contextualize” a track with an unexpected new genre. As they predicted, the results are both strange, creative, and occasionally hit-or-miss, but the overall result is a set of imaginative covers with some terrific standouts. Unfortunately the Podcast format means that the 13 covers are only available in one massive file, but it’s one worth downloading. Continue reading »