Mar 302018
best cover songs of march

Disclaimer: Our monthly “Best Cover Songs” aren’t ranked, and the “Honorable Mentions” aren’t necessarily worse than the others (they’re just the ones we had the least to say about).

Angelique Kidjo – Born Under Punches (Talking Heads cover)

Goddammit, Angelique. We spent weeks compiling our Best Talking Heads Covers post, and only days after we finish, you announce a full Remain in Light tribute album. Judging from this first single, it’s going to be pretty amazing too. Continue reading »

Sep 212016

If you were a certain type of kid in the ’90s, instead of baseball cards or postage stamps you might have collected Weezer b-sides. The Blue Album and Pinkerton were already canonized as classics, and if you really wanted to seem cool (in your presumably uncool circles), you’d tell your friends that the b-sides were better. “Jamie,” “Mykel and Carli”, “Teenage Victory Song, and – my personal favorite – “I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams” circulated first on homemade cassettes, and then on Napster. Nowadays you can find any of them in seconds on YouTube, but at the time each song took some digging to find and was cherished. Continue reading »

Jan 172012

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

Periodically, Wavves’ Nathan Williams gets high and records covers for Twitter. Last time it was Sonic Youth; this time it’s the Misfits. The song is “Hybrid Moments” and the length, not coincidentally, is 1:38.
MP3: Wavves – Hybrid Moments (The Misfits cover) Continue reading »

Sep 202011

Quickies rounds up new can’t-miss covers. Download ‘em below.

When some people get high, their biggest accomplishment may be finishing a family-size pack of Cool Ranch Doritos. When Nathan Williams of Wavves smokes up, though, he records covers. Hence the unexpected Sonic Youth cover he tweeted last week.
MP3: Wavves – 100% (Sonic Youth cover) Continue reading »