Oct 172011

YouTube is filled with amateur cover “artists.” Most stink. On The ‘Tube extracts  the exceptions.

Milwaukee’s Margaret Stutt was well known in Brewtown’s art circles. Deftly dragging her accordion behind her like a frequent flyer through airport security, Stutt seemed to pop up at every artistic benefit in the city. Margaret, better known as Pezzettino, was also just as likely to spontaneously appear around town, shooting a video using some iconic Milwaukee location as a backdrop. Now relocated to Brooklyn, Pezzettino has three albums of original material including last year’s Lub Dub, a collaboration with producer/engineer LMNtlyst. Continue reading »

Sep 082010

Download This scours the web’s dark corners for cool cover freebies. View past installments.

As you may know, we love Full Album cover sets. We also love Wilco. We’ve done a whole set of Wilco covers in the past, but never fit them into our Full Album rotation. Thanks to Muzzle of Bees, now we don’t have to.

The Wisconsin-based music blog commissioned fifteen local artists to cover every track off the band’s seminal Summerteeth. The album is called Wisco: A Wisconsin Tribute to Wilco’s Summerteeth (cute) and features a bunch of great bands you’ve never heard of (and maybe a few you have) covering “Can’t Stand It,” “She’s a Jar,” “A Shot in the Arm,” and all the rest. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot would have been the more obvious choice (or, given the blog’s name, A Ghost Is Born), so big ups to Muzzle for throwing a curveball. We’ve got a couple sample tracks below. Check those out, then pop over to Muzzle of Bees for the whole thing. Continue reading »