Jan 242012

Though Bob Dylan moved away from his role as a ‘protest singer’ long ago — we saw Another Side by his fourth album — his name will forever be associated with social activism. The international human rights organization Amnesty International rose out of the same turbulent era as Dylan, forming in 1961, the year Dylan recorded his first album. Fitting, then, that in celebration of their 50th birthday, Amnesty would call on artists to contribute their Dylan covers to the massive four disc set Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. Continue reading »

Jul 182011

Here’s one for your next summer dance party. It’s the Dirty Tees, whom we last heard electro-fying U2’s “With or Without You,” looking to a more obvious inspiration: Natasha Bedingfield. Remember her? Her last CD may have bombed, but her production company now manages the duo and, to celebrate, she joins them on a new cover. It’s a hard-hittin’ club version of Fragma’s club hit “Toca’s Miracle” that dares you to stay still. Continue reading »