Javier Dunn – “Call Your Girlfriend” (Robyn Cover)

Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” has incurred a staggering amount of cover versions. Perhaps it’s the earnest lyrics or simple chord progressions that lend themselves so beautifully to harmonies (exhibit A, exhibit B), but for whatever reason, the Swedish electropop song has shuffled its way off of the dance floor and into the kitchens and living […]

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Kindness – “Swingin’ Party” (The Replacements Cover)

Kindness’s debut World, You Need A Change Of Mind is out next week and features a cover of The Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party,” off their 1985 album Tim. The Replacements’ original is unfiltered reflection, a self-critical confession of shortcomings lazily lost in afternoon thought. Paul Westerberg’s strained vocals are resigned to incurred pain, and warm guitar […]

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POP ETC [The Morning Benders] – “Unravel” (Bjork Cover)

Let’s get this out of the way first – The Morning Benders changed their name, and have been getting a lot of flak for it. Well, it turns out the catalyst behind it was that “bender” is a derogatory term used in the UK, and many in the LGBT community took issue while they were […]

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D’Angelo – “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden Cover)

D'Angelo -

The only thing more obscure than a brand new D’Angelo track is a “Black Hole Sun” cover by D’Angelo. The more than influential neo-soul artist has been absolutely silent since his 2000 classic Voodoo. No interviews were given, no new music was released, and no live performances were made. So ya, new material from this […]

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Destroyer – “Leave Me Alone” (New Order Cover)


New Order:

New Order reunions are big news, so to celebrate, UK magazine MOJO decided to put together a tribute to the groundbreaking New Wave band’s most triumphant release Power, Corruption & Lies. Bassist Peter Hook, whose signature style was not only the backbone of this popular British outfit but also Joy Division, will not be joining […]

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Oh Land – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (The National Cover)

As you get older, going back to the place you grew up starts to become a contradiction. It’s still the safest of safe havens but it’s also this remote place that feels separate from everything else; a place much smaller than all the things your life now contains, that almost seems to have existed solely […]

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James Vincent McMorrow – “Higher Love” (Winwood Cover)/ “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak Cover)

James Vincent McMorrow has the incredible ability to many any room you’re in feel small.  Or, maybe not so much small as alone due to the state of introspection his voice inevitably leads one to.  In any line he delivers there are equal amounts of solace and sadness, of weight and frailty.  Even when revisiting […]

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Mr. Little Jeans – “The Suburbs” (Arcade Fire Cover)

“The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire’s title track to their Grammy winning 2010 album, keeps calm from start to finish. At times, it does seem like it might be bordering an emotional breakdown, but the strings, keys, and Win Butler’s reassuring voice keeps everything at ease. The song’s matches the tranquil, secure atmosphere suburban life is supposed […]

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Sonnymoon – “Yes” (Beyonce Cove) & “Houstatlantavegas” (Drake Cover)

Damn, where to begin with this… Sonnymoon, a Boston-based duo consisting of Anna Wise (vocals) and Dane Orr (production), first popped onto my radar a little over a year ago when I was directed to their debut EP, Golden Age. On this wonderful debut, the two displayed the ability to combine sultry, jazz infused vocal […]

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