Apr 302021
best cover songs april 2021
Dave Richardson – Bright Phoebus (Lal & Mike Waterson cover)

Vermonter Dave Richardson digs deep into folk-rock history on his new album Palms to Pines, covering the title track of Lal & Mike Waterson’s 1972 album Bright Phoebus. Deeply obscure at the time – only 1,000 copies were initially pressed – it became known as “folk music’s Sgt. Pepper” among the very, very few people who actually heard it. The record has seen a recent resurgence with champions like Arcade Fire and Jarvis Cocker leading to a 2017 re-release on überhip Domino Records. Richardson makes it sound like a classic all along. Continue reading »

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Pitchfork named the Microphones’ The Glow Pt. 2 the best album of 2001. This means it beat the Strokes (Is This It, #15), the White Stripes (White Blood Cells, #8), and Radiohead (Amnesiac, #6). Pretty good for an album that sounds like took all of twenty bucks to make.

The album contained a song called “I Felt Your Size.” Two tracks later, it had “I Felt Your Shape.” New Jersey trio the Delfields have concocted a dreamy cover of the latter. The echo-chamber vocals sound like a dying record player underwater; the subtle programming is more LCD Soundsystem getting sleepy. All in all, a nice combo. Continue reading »