Covering “Hounds of Love” is something of a rite of passage for alt-bands of the 21st century. Some covers go unnoticed, others become anthems, such as The Futureheads take on the Kate Bush ballad. Other covers, such as Nite Jewel‘s pass at the jam, completely turn the song on its head, becoming an entirely different beast completely. Continue reading »
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The early- to mid-’70s marked the pinnacle of Stevie Wonder’s career, both in terms of chart success and recorded output. Between 1972 and 1976 he released one Top-5 and three Number 1 albums, including his 1976 magnum double-opus Songs in the Key of Life, recorded when Wonder was only 26 years old. Innervisions, released in 1973, is arguably the cream of this crop.
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Ramona Gonzalez, better known by her bedroom-pop moniker Nite Jewel, made many publications’ “Best of 2012” lists with her latest album, One Second of Love. Here, the Los Angeles native puts her own gossamer spin on Michael Jackson‘s disco-infused classic “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing).” Continue reading »
Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• The sister of the Yours Truly founder passed away recently, and L.A. indie pop artist Nite Jewel recorded this gorgeous cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Visions” in her memory. It’s just a keyboard and that voice, which is all you need.
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