I absolutely love this cover of Codes And Keys. Sure it is a hell of a lot different than the original but that’s what makes a great cover. You get the chance to appreciate a great song in a brand new light. This time around Handss has added electronics and well vocals not as smooth and soothing as Gibbard’s to one of the best tracks off of Death Cab’s new album and fuck it just works. Seriously this is a must listen. Handss also covered Bon Iver’s Skinny Love recently. I need to hear more from Handss immediately! Go here to Handss’ Bandcamp page to dl “Codes And Keys” for free!
While I’m in the dad rock kinda mood, I figure I should share this new jam from Philly’s David Hartley. Here, he deftly covers Lindsay Buckingham’s 1981 sweet solo slow jam - a song the epitomizes the mellow mood of ‘soft rock radio’. Perfect for unbottoning your shirt and kicking back in yr hammock. Crab a copy here. Hat tip, DeliMag.
“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” is a 1975 hit song by Paul Simon, from his album Still Crazy After All These Years.
The song broke in the U.S. in late December 1975 becoming number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on February 7, 1976, and remaining there for three weeks. It was certified gold on March 11, 1976, and remained a best seller for nearly five months. The song also topped the adult contemporary chart for two weeks. It remains Simon’s biggest solo hit.
In 2011 it was covered by G-LOVE with help from THE AVETT BROTHERS.
A substantial portion of my music library is devoted to Buddy Holly and his Rockabilly contemporaries. I’m particularly partial to Mr. Holly, which has me absolutely thrilled for this upcoming tribute album (save for the Kid Rock track… confusing). Click through to onethirtybpm for more info.
They say today is gonna be this year’s warmest day so far, with temperatures well above mid summer average. So, to cool things off before they get too sticky let’s turn to this brand new tune by Roanoke, Virginia quintet The Young Sinclairs. Their cover version of the Merle Haggard classic Running Kind is all nice and easy, slightly psychedelic folk, the perfect summery breeze just in time for the arrival of the happy season.
It Was a Very Good Year by Dee Snider (of Twisted Sister) originally by Frank Sinatra
Moments ago I was tipped off to SIN-atra, a metal “tribute” album to Frank Sinatra (Wait, what?). mindgrapes said: “This looks like it’s from an SNL sketch. THIS IS NOT FROM AN SNL SKETCH.”
Sometimes, I come across what I consider to be one of the worst covers in existence. Being just my opinion, I can’t help myself from sharing. Maybe you’ll think it’s really great. [I’m pretty sure Frank himself is on my side, however.]
The album art lists a few names (Dee Snider, Glenn Hughs, Devin Townsend, Robin Zander [of Cheap Trick!], etc.) & the official site lists the song titles but w/o corresponding artist. With a quick search I found a post on Kik Axe Music with a little more info, as well as the stream above.
I just had to share. Sorry I’m not sorry. —AJR
ETA: the intro to the track above makes me wish it was actually Come With Me from the Godzilla soundtrack.
See if you can keep up here: Mashup-loving duo the Hood Internet are prepping a record of original material for release some time in the near future— but before that, they’re putting out this cover of the xx's “VCR”, featuring Freddie Gibbs, Class Actress vocalist Elizabeth Harper, and Telli of Brooklyn toilet-rap outfit Ninjasonik.
The Power Of Rolling Along (Till The World Ends) by Marc Johnce
The Pet Shop Boys – Did You See Me Coming Britney Spears – Till The World Ends Adele – Rolling In The Deep Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love The All-American Rejects – Move Along The Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch Rihanna ft. David Guetta – Who’s That Chick