As you are surely aware, all week we are meticulously counting down the Best Cover Songs of 2011. While we do that list, though, other publications have been putting out their own best songs list. There is no firm consensus for #1, but we are seeing many of the same tracks pop up over and over again. So we tossed together a set of the best free covers of the best songs of the year.
Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.
• On their new album, San Francisco’s Coast Jumper swim through nine dreamy originals and one cover. They chose, appropriately enough, a Beach Boys ballad. It shimmers and swirls for a few minutes, before exploding in a symphonic wall of distortion.
MP3: Coast Jumper – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) (Beach Boys cover)