Feb 012012

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

Grouper hasn’t released a proper record since 2008’s acclaimed Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill, but Liz Harris shows she’s still got her ambient chops with the Dead Moon cover. Harris spaces out on this blissful, hazy slow jam and makes us want the next album even more.
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Aug 262011

Brooklyn newcomers Lightouts have only been making music for about a year, but they’ve already appeared twice on these pages, covering the Stone Roses and then the La’s. Their latest cover combines two more well-established artists. They cleverly pair LCD Soundsystem’s “All I Want” with David Bowie’s “Heroes.” Lightouts, the named adopted by duo Greg Nelson and Gavin Rhodes, craft a seamless, energetic cross-generational mashup as the b-side for their new single, “The Eloise Suite.” Continue reading »

May 192011

Attention guys out there: Lightouts have created the perfect cover song for your next crush mixtape. Lightouts re-create The La’s late ’80s/early ’90s sound that is ripe for the next great romantic indie soundtrack starring Zooey Deschanel. Be it real girl crush or movie crush, the bottom line is that there is some major pining going on in the somewhat obscure “I Am The Key,” and Lightouts wants to help you get the girl. Continue reading »

Mar 252011

Brooklyn duo Lightouts just released their first single “See Clear,” and publications like Prefix have already heralded it as a return to good old fashioned guitar rock. For their B-side, the band chose to cover another B-side: The Stone Roses’ “Here It Comes.” Originally the flip to 1987 single “Sally Cinnamon,” “Here It Comes” is an undiscovered gem of Madchester swagger. Continue reading »