Do you fancy yourself a remix artist? Well Local Natives have posted stems of 4 songs: Wide Eyes, Who Knows Who Cares, Camera Talk, and World News for download. You can submit your remix to them and they might post it for all to hear.
It’s A Shame by Raphael Saadiq originally by The Spinners (DL@Levi’s)
Raphael Saadiq is the most recent artist to have a song commissioned by Levi’s for their Pioneer Sessions series, which features musicians covering songs by the artists who inspired them. Pretty soon, John Legend & The Roots will have something to contribute, and I’m pretty stoked on that.
Hop over to Levi’s Pioneer Sessions to hear and download other cover songs by The Swell Season, Nas, and The Dirty Projectors, among many others. —NJ
If I Didn’t Know Any Better by Mindy Smith originally by Alison Krauss and Union Station
— ETA: as it turns out, while Mindy Smith released this track 5 years later than Alison Kruass and Union Station… she is in fact one of the songwriters! So… I guess this isn’t really a cover song — but we’ll leave it up anyway. —AJR
I Like Them All by Mashup-Germany Keri Hilson - “I Like” + Black Eyed Peas - “Let’s Get it Started” + Alicia Keys - “Fallin’” + Bob Marley - “Sun is Shining” + David Guetta feat. Akon - “Sexy Bitch” + Ini Kamoze - “Hot Steppa” + Jimmy Eat World - “The Middle” + Jamiroquai - “Deeper Underground” + Jordin Sparks - “Tattoo” + Rihanna - “Disturbia” + The Offspring - “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” + Justin Timberlake - “My Love” + Milow - “Ayo Technology” + The Chemicals Brothers - “Galvanize” + Yazoo - “Don’t Go” + Michael Jackson - “Billie Jean” + Carl Douglas - “Kung Fu Fighting” + Jamaram - “Cuentito” + Gigi D Agostino - “L’Amour Toujours” + Snoop Dog - “Drop It Like It’s Hot” + Michael Jackson - “Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough” + Eagles - “Hotel California” + Estelle - “American Boy” + Plain White Tees - “Natural Disaster” + Mika - “Love Today” + Black Eyed Peas - “Meet Me Halfway” + Just Jack - “Writers Block” + Pink - Get the party started + The Prodigy - Omen + Pachelbel - Canon in D + Faithless - “Insomnia” + Ram Jam - “Black Betty” + Deichkind feat. Nina - “Bon Voyage” + Maroon 5 - “Makes Me Wonder” + Kevin Rudolf - “Let It Rock” + Daft Punk - “Digital Love” + Rednex - “Cotton Eye Joe” + MIA - “Bucky Done Gone” + Backstreet Boys - “I Want It That Way”
I RECorded this cover the other night. The original’s by Tom Waits off his album Rain Dogs. I’m not great on any one instrument, but I can play a few of them well enough to make a song when I need to. Even after some whiskey.