Eddie Vedder covers Talking Heads, last weekend in Boston. I love this guy!
I love this cover version of the song Hoppipolla, originally by the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros. This version, by Berkeley, CA band We Are Scientists, is more cleanly arranged than the original version, with crisp acoustic guitar replacing the atmospheric echo of the synthesizer. The vocals are also cleaner and more intelligible than the … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: We Are Scientists, “Hoppipolla”
In the spirit of Radiohead this week, here's a Radiohead cover recorded by Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks a few years back. I posted a Phantogram cover of this song a while ago, but I think I like this version better! I'm not the biggest 'Umphreak' but I think this song suits their prog-rock mentality … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: Umphrey’s McGee, “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”
I've always loved this cover of Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" of Violent Femmes' fifth album Why Do Birds Sing?, released back in 1991. That's all for now!
I'll just leave this here - I love the sensitive punk take on the classic blues-rock ballad. Enjoy!
Here's one of the best cover versions of ALL TIME. It's fairly old and well-known, and actually ranks #4 on Youtube's list of 100 best cover songs of all time (not sure how they determine their list, but it's pretty solid) Gonzalez takes Swedish art-rock group The Knife's sprawling (even squirming) anthem to the drug-like influence of … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: Jose Gonzalez, “Heartbeats”
Sorry I've been gone for a week, life gets busy! I thought I'd quickly share one of my favorite recent covers this Wednesday in a quick post. Here's Phantogram paying tribute to Phil Collins with their beautiful cover of "Take Me Home". I recommend you listen with headphones 🙂
Alright, I just wrote about this amazing cover band, and here's a taste of what they can do. Not the best quality video (a lot of audience chatter) but it's a good example of Pink Talking Fish's ability to navigate between Floyd, Phish, and Talking Heads songs with both accuracy and emotion. The guitar work … Continue reading Wednesday Cover: Pink Talking Fish do “Time”, “Ghost”, “Psycho Killer”
OK, so today there's a bonus cover, and it comes via one of my favorite music blogs, Aquarium Drunkard. I've never been a huge fan of Strand of Oaks, but I appreciate an artist with an open mind. Here's what Timothy Showalter (aka Strand of Oaks) had to say about the band Phish: I might … Continue reading Wednesday Cover (bonus!): Strand of Oaks, “Dirt”
OK, so today's cover isn't all that serious, but it's not that bad either! Yesterday, I posted about the best NPR Tiny Desk submissions coming out of Colorado, and I discovered Tyler Van Kirk (Orchestra?) - here he is doing that ubiquitous Taylor Swift anthem. Haters gonna hate! Fuck 'em (is what I always say)