Dec 062010

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

What do you do when you can’t sleep? Well, if you’re Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee, you record ‘80s pop covers! She posted her lo-fi version of bubblegum duo Strawberry Switchblade’s first single, “Trees & Flowers.” Check it out.
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Sep 162010

An album subtitled Santana Performs the Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time has the potential to be a truly limp affair, a guitarist’s version of Rod Stewart Sings the Great American Songbook. The album pairs him with the likes of Chris Cornell, Chris Daughtry, and “Smooth” buddy Rob Thomas, which seems even shakier. Can Santana Plays Nickelback be far behind?

Maybe it can. Our first taste of the album indicates there’s hope yet. On his version of AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” Carlos Santana rocks harder than a 63-year old has any right to. This ain’t classic rock lite. It’s hard, it’s edgy, and it’s got Nas spitting some solid rhymes. Oh, and I guess there’s a guitar solo or two. Continue reading »

Jun 012010

Levi’s debuted an exciting new series a week back that features beloved indie artists covering songs that inspired them. They will release two songs a week from now through July 1st, with selections from The Dirty Projectors (Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine) and the Shins (Squeeze’s “Goodbye Girl”).
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