[MP3] Eliza Shaddad: “Hideaway” (Kiesza cover)

Check out Eliza Shaddad’s take on Kiesza’s “Hideaway” with production by Turtle. In case you forgot, I featured the Sudanese/Scottish singer a little over a month ago. She’s dynamite, and so is this cover. Shaddad recently released her debut EP, Waters, via Beatnik […]

[MP3] Mansions on the Moon: “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star cover)

Spanning from intense electro pop to folk ballads to acoustic covers of such luminaries as Mazzy Star, Mansions on the Moon does it all.

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New mp3s from Jenn Mierau, including a Cure cover

Cool, frosty, distant…graceful. All adjectives that define Jenn Mierau’s entrancing electro pop sound.

Mierau, out of Montreal, is a dazzling force. Her voice is look-but-don’t-touch, teasing listeners into her fantastical world of evil. She’s dressed as a princess but her heart’s full of ice. And it’s oh so stimulating.

Jenn Mierau – “Hush” […]

Monday is Memorial Day mix (Part 3)

This is the third installment of my Memorial Day mix. Take a look at the previous two years’ mixes here and here (sorry, the mp3s no longer work). We Knox Roadians hope you’re all having fantastic Memorial Day weekends. I myself went to a nice BBQ party at the queen of i […]

[MP3] Mansions on the Moon: “This Is How We Walk on the Moon” (Arthur Russell cover)

I’ve been anxiously awaiting the day Ted Wendler (of Mansions on the Moon*) returned to my life, and it has finally happened. His newest recording, a cover of Arthur Russell‘s “This Is How We Walk on the Moon”, finds Wendler in tip-top form, with his unmistakable, breathtaking vocals. The acoustic guitar builds a […]

The Good Natured covers Sufjan Stevens

Why not listen to a lovely Friday cover of the real Sufjan Stevens (“For The Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti”)? I kid, I kid. Sorta.

Previously posted: The Good Natured – “Prisoner” [MP3]

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Cee-Lo Green covers Band Of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You” in NSFW video

Cee-Lo Green, of Gnarls Barkley, has covered one of my favorite Band Of Horses‘ songs, “No One’s Gonna Love You”, for his upcoming solo record, Lady Killer, due out this Fall. While the MP3 hasn’t been made available, the music video just surfaced and it’s romantic, cinematic, sad, and awesome. And NSFW.

EDIT: While […]

Sam Billen returns, covers Passion Pit

Remember our friend Sam Billen, who brilliantly covered The Postal Service’s “This Place is a Prison” (among others)? He’s now providing the latest from his covers and remix album, Removers, this time taking on Passion Pit’s “To Kingdom Come”. But what about the “fragile, melancholic ting”, you ask? Still there, don’t worry. Get Removers for […]

[MP3 + Video] Justin Vernon covers Tom Petty

Thanks to Joe from Each Note Secure, we have video of Justin Vernon covering Tom Petty’s “Crawling Back To You” at Cincinnati’s MusicNOW 2010 festival. It’s a stirring rendition, complete with an (small) orchestral backing and Vernon’s quivering voice. But his vocals actually take a back seat, as the violin and electric guitar are […]

[Video + MP3] Milly Beau covers The Flaming Lips

One of my favorite new artists (as you well know), Milly Beau, recently took to the Gibson Guitar Showcase in NYC to perform stripped down versions of several old and new songs, along with a cover of The Flaming Lips’s “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots”. Below you’ll find a video of the cover, as […]