October 16, 2008
Today’s mix is comprised entirely of covers of songs that were released in 2008, because we here at musicforants.com are big fans of covers and we like getting stuff fast. What’s more instantly gratifying then hearing an artist cover a song that was released just a couple months before (except maybe a Weird Al parody of that song)?
Whether it’s performed on British radio (Mystery Jets, Katy Perry, The Kooks), part of a full album covers project (Okkervil River), or recorded by a legendary band during some backstage downtime (Radiohead), all these covers have made their way onto the internet, and I compiled a mix of 8 of my favorite ”insta-covers” from 2008* for you. Let me know if there’s any more out there that I don’t about. Enjoy!
MP3 Radiohead – The Rip (Portishead Cover)
MP3 Dirty Mittens – White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes Cover)
MP3 Holy F*ck – Balloons (Foals Cover)
MP3 The Kooks – Violet Hill (Coldplay Cover)
MP3 Katy Perry – Electric Feel (MGMT Cover)
MP3 Ola Podrida – Calling and Not Calling My Ex (Okkervil River Cover)
MP3 Panda Riot – Paper Planes (M.I.A. Cover)
MP3 The Mystery Jets - Blakes Got A New Face (Vampire Weekend Cover)