Sep 072023
counting crows taylor swift

Counting Crows is currently on tour with Dashboard Confessional in their Banshee Season Tour. At one of their most recent stops, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, the band decided to play a Taylor Swift cover. But for those who closely follow Counting Crows, this should be no surprise, as lead singer Adam Duritz has recently found a deep appreciation for the female pop idol. Several months ago in an interview with Nuvo Duritz said:  Continue reading »

Jul 262023
the maine cruel summer

Pop-punk quintet The Maine always seems to have a gentle and melodic with impeccable harmonies, and this cover of Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” is no different. According to Alt Press, Maine’s vocalist John O’Callaghan had said We couldn’t get tickets for Taylor Swift’s tour, so we decided to cover ‘Cruel Summer so we can have our own concert on the tour bus.”  Continue reading »

Jul 032023
best cover songs of june 2023
Aaron Taos ft. Jordana — Under Control (The Strokes cover)

Aaron Taos says: “When Jordana and I met for the first time, we realized very quickly that we both shared an obsession with the Strokes. What’s more surprising is that we also share the same favorite Strokes song, “Under Control,” an album cut off of their second LP Room On Fire. Naturally, we decided that we had to cover this amazing tune. Reimagined as a minimalist duet, this slow burn produced by Blake Richardson (formerly artist Sage Baptiste) also comes with a lo-fi vid shot in Brooklyn, NY. We just want to make Julian Casablancas proud.” Continue reading »

Jun 202023
royston club

When Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC, an ailing football team based on the Welsh Border, it raised the profile of the team immeasurably. But the City where the squad is based has many other things going on.  Fresh off the release of their first album indie-rock quartet Royston Club, Wrexhamites all, bring us a new cover of Taylor Swift‘s “You Belong With Me.” Continue reading »

Jan 302023
best cover songs january 2023
Brandi Carlile – If It Makes You Happy (Sheryl Crow cover)

This month, Austin City Limits held its eighth annual ACL Hall of Fame ceremony. The inductees were Joe Ely and Sheryl Crow. The latter was covered by, among others, Brandi Carlile, who also delivered Crow’s induction speech. It will surprise no one who’s ever seen Carlile perform on an award show before that she crushes it. (Find another Crow cover from the ceremony, by Jason Isbell, in the Best of the Rest below.) Continue reading »

Jan 092023
sondre lerche anti-hero cover

Every Christmas for well over a decade now, Sondre Lerche releases a new cover of his favourite pop song of the year. He doesn’t always follow the rules exactly – last year he covered both Lady Gaga and Bob Dylan – but, normally, he releases a distinct cover of a recent pop hit. This year, he’s taking on the biggest hit of autumn 2022, Taylor Swift‘s latest #1, “Anti-Hero.” (Apparently it’s huge on TikTok too.) Continue reading »