Entries Categorized as 'Cover'

Cover: Chromatics – “Ceremony” (New Order)

Date December 6, 2012

I’ve been in blog hibernation the last couple weeks (I’ll use the excuse that I’ve been working on year-end lists) but I’ve been snapped out by Chromatics‘ gorgeous cover of New Order‘s “Ceremony”, from Johnny Jewel’s Black & White mix. Chromatics and New Order are a perfect match given both their affections for dreamy synth-pop [...]

Cover: Divine Fits – “Lost” (Frank Ocean)

Date October 17, 2012

Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange is so chock-full of amazing songs that its easy to overlook a track like “Lost” especially coming directly after the magnificently epic “Pyramids”. The lively, upbeat tempo and invigorating melody was not lost on Britt Daniel though and last night with indie supergroup Divine Fits he debuted a fantastic cover of [...]

Cover Songs (that are included on a proper album) Mix

Date April 11, 2012

Most of the time when an artist covers a song, they’ll release it as a single, b-side, EP, live performance, or as a part of a compilation or covers album. On the rare occasion though, artists will include a cover in the tracklisting of one of their proper albums, which usually signifies that they’ve put more thought [...]

Cover: The Last Names – Me And My Arrow (Harry Nilsson)

Date March 30, 2012

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted any covers, but Bishop Allen side-project The Last Names playing Harry Nilsson’s “Me and My Arrow” (from the animated film The Point!) is something I couldn’t resist. The sweetly melodic, playful tune is a perfect match for the indie pop duo and Darbie Nowatka does a lovely job [...]

Cover: Painted Palms – I Will Truck (Dirty Projectors)

Date May 26, 2011

Every since I heard of San Francisco’s Painted Palms a few months back, I’ve been itching for them to release some new material. Their Canopy EP (out 6/27) continues to get tons of spins for me and with their recent signing to Secretly Canadian they will hopefully get around to releasing a full-length by the [...]

Cover: Portland Cello Project – All of the Lights

Date January 31, 2011

This is the type of musical pairing that was just meant to be. Kanye West‘s most extravagant, orchestral pop song “All of the Lights” played by an actual orchestra, the Portland Cello Project, an amorphous collective signed to Kill Rock Stars that regularly plays with indie artists like The Decemberists and Thao With The Get [...]