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Thirteen

Thirteen by Bedouine, Waxahatchee and Hurray for the Riff Raff is a bittersweet cover of the Big Start song, the perfect soundtrack for loevely late summer weather and an antidote to the news. Find the single on bandcamp.

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Tacocat doing Katy Perry’s “Roar” is everything I need to not hate the weekend. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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This weekend, the Boss from New Jersey opened his concert in Brooklyn with his rendition of the biggest hit by the late purple genius from Minnesota. It’s already all over the internet, but it’s to relevant to all my interests not to have it on my blog, too. For more Prince-Old White Dudes crossover, check […]

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No Future, No Problem

Match made in wordy rock’n’roll heaven: The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Titus Andronicus’ Patrick Stickles cover each other’s No Future song on this bandcamp single.  https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3073943266/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/

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Kwabs and band covered Katy Perry’s Dark Horse for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and it’s actually quite nice. Similar to the London Grammar cover of Wrecking Ball earlier this year, the solid pop song at the heart of Dark Horse is unveiled when the singer doesn’t have to rely on loudness to create an […]

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http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/notracklist=true/transparent=true/track=3302312478/ Just when I thought “this day needs something beautiful or fuck it” a link to Allison Weiss’ Remember When ep appeared. This version of Robyn’s hit Call Your Girlfriend is stunning. Get the ep with 4 other awesome songs at No Sleep Records’ bandcamp.

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//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/lYEBW2jF99M Chris Dismuke sings a wonderful rendition of Sinéad O’Connor’s* “Nothing Compares To You" accompanied by his acoustic bass guitar. Amazing. (via) *Just discovered the song was originally written by Prince! Did not know that. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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https://player.vimeo.com/api/player.js Nirvana is one of those bands that are almost impossible to cover. Not only are they iconic, but they are perfect within the conventions of their genre, heck, they established the rules and then tore them down themselves. So to make a cover work, you need to go in a different but equally intense […]