Mar 312020

Check out the best covers of past months here.

best cover songs march 2020
Adam Green – All Hell Breaks Loose (Misfits cover)

Misfits go mariachi! Adam Green, best known as one half of the Moldy Peaches, plays “All Hell Breaks Loose” like it was “Ring of Fire.” He writes: “In The Misfits and in his glorious solo work, Danzig bridged punk and metal with the blue-eyed soul music of the mid-1960’s like The Righteous Brothers and The Walker Brothers. I’d had an idea for a while to do a Scott Walker / John Franz style production at punk speeds, and the Misfits song ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ seemed like the perfect vessel for the experiment.” Continue reading »

Mar 102020
warpaint fugazi cover

In 2008, Los Angeles shoegaze-pop quartet Warpaint announced themselves in a big way with hyper-buzzy debut EP Exquisite Corpse. One of the tracks that most immediately grabbed listeners was “Billie Holiday,” which incorporated large sections of Smokey Robinson’s “My Guy” (not quite enough of a proper cover for our recent Best Smokey Covers list, but an honorable mention). Though never released as a single, the song is the band’s second-most-streamed on Spotify.

The band hasn’t released an album in four years, but bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg, who records as “jennylee,” just continued their dramatically-remade cover tradition. For an upcoming Record Store Day 7-inch, Lindberg recorded a cover of Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired.” Like “Billie Holiday,” it sounds far different than the original. Continue reading »