Nov 302023
best cover songs
boygenius ft. Ye Vagabonds — The Parting Glass (Trad. cover)

Every year, Phoebe Bridgers releases a surprise cover around the holidays to benefit charity. This year, she brought in her boygenius bandmates as well as vocal group Ye Vagabonds to cover “The Parting Glass.” It’s a traditional Irish tune, but their version pays specific homage to Sinead O’Connor, who covered it in 2002. Sales benefit the Aisling Project, an after-school project working with children and young people growing up in a disadvantaged area of Dublin. The beneficiary was chosen by the estate of O’Connor, who died in July. Continue reading »

Nov 172023
white bike nothing better

White Bike has come back from their recording hiatus to treat us to an honest and gripping cover of The Postal Service’s “Nothing Better,” recorded for a new full-album cover of Give Up released on Turntable Kitchen.

The original tune was released in 2003 on the Postal Service’s one and only album Give Up. It has lyrics that detail the conversations you have during the downfall of a relationship. The male voice begging to be able to “make it right”, and the female voice insisting everything wasn’t quite how he remembered it. The Postal Service’s version has loads of clicky heartbeat-like percussion, unexpected chromatic strings, and video-game-ish synths to back up the heart-rending words. Continue reading »