Rihanna‘s video for “Stay” was just released and it is safe to say that there were definitely some people on Valentine’s Day watching that video, glass of wine in hand, reminiscing about a special someone that is no longer in their lives. Cover Me favorite Jordan Corey has taken the heartsick single and mashed it up with Miike Snow‘s “Animal” and Classixx’s “Stranger Love.”
Sweden’s synth-pop trio Miike Snow have a knack for catchy, melodic tunes built on simple chord progressions, which mixed with a dose of indie cred makes the perfect recipe for covers. With his cover of “Animal,” Australian singer/songwriter Edward Deer takes the Snow single away from the dance party and back to the intimate empty bedroom, peeling away the percussive bass and synth lines in favor of more introspective instrumentation.
This Week on Bandcamp rounds up our favorite covers to hit the site in the past seven days.
An embarrassment of riches this week. In addition to the normal five Bandcamp spotlights, we’ve added five more below that we just didn’t want to let go. Check out the main set, then scroll further to download bonus covers of Roky Erickson, Black-Eyed Peas, The Wizard of Oz, Mountain Goats, and Antony and the Johnsons.
It’s no secret that British producer Mark Ronson loves a cover. He dedicated his second album, Version, entirely to remakes of other artists’ work. His latest, Record Collection, is cover-free, but he visited Sydney’s Triple J last week with his Business Intl. bandmates and Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt to perform Tame Impala’s “Solitude Is Bliss.”
Swedish trio Miike Snow began making serious waves across the American indie music scene with a couple knockout performances at this year’s South by Southwest. Their showing in Austin landed them atop many lists of the best acts in the festival, secured the band a comfortable level of indie fame, and firmly established them as promising up-and-comers. As such, the covers have started rolling in.
Most recently, the ladies of Japanese indie-pop quartet The Suzan took to covering Snow’s undeniably catchy single, “Animal.” The track was released as part of a compilation by Fool’s Gold Records on October 25th, the same day as the release of The Suzan’s newest album (produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John). Enjoy The Suzan’s “Animal” below.
This past weekend, thousands of festival-goers flocked to America's live music capital to catch up with an eclectic group of bands for three days at the Austin City Limits festival. The crowd was equal parts hipster and country, uniting to enjoy shows from headliners like M.I.A. and The Eagles. The weather was flawless, the food was delectable, and the covers were ample.
The full-out dance parties of the weekend were on Saturday at Deadmau5 and Muse. Thousands rocking out under the laser lights until we were all kicked out for the night. It was a rare moment in which everyone was committed to staying for every minute of the sets instead of trekking off to catch a good spot for a later show. And while it was impressive to hear The Eagles (and no shortage of Big Lebowski references), their slow jam sing-a-longs ran a bit long.
Below we collect some of the weekend's great covers. Broken Bells If this is not done, the drive will spin but it will never initialise fully and the area will not be accessible. (aka. the Shins guy Danger Mouse) cover the Black Keys. Band of Horses returns Cee-Lo Green's cover love with “Georgia.” Muse plays one famous cover, one newer one.