Apr 192010

“They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico”

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So I have a few posts lined up, including reviews of the new HIM and the new Shondes. Alas, work’s got me on the ropes this week. So in the meantime, here’s a great cover of a Johnny Cash classic. This is Dr. Noise’s version of “Cocaine Blues”:

Mar 062010

“We are ready, we are ready for the floor”

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I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile, but here’s an awesome video of British DJ and electropop artist Little Boots, covering Hot Chip’s “Ready for the Floor”.

That funky little box of awesome she’s playing is called a Tenori-on, and I have to say, I want one with a fierceness.  Apparently, in addition to being a stand-alone instrument, it can be used as a midi controller, which is kind of cool.

Feb 222010

“I tried to let you know I’m fine…”

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Here’s a sweet little video.  Ken Stringfellow (producer and musician extraordinaire, formerly of the Posies, R.E.M, Big Star, the Minus Five, etc.) covers The Long Winters’ “It’ll Be a Breeze” on a bench in Vienna:

Absolutely perfect.

Dec 072009

“You float like a feather”

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So lately this has basically turned into a covers blog.  I say “turned into”, it’s always been sort of cover-heavy.  Still, the potent combination of my obsession with covers and my hellish work schedule means that I haven’t had time to really listen to or review new music or to write anything new or interesting.

So in the spirit of trying my lovely readers patience a little longer, here’s another one for the “awesome covers” file.  This is Amanda Palmer performing Radiohead’s “Creep”:

Dec 062009

P-p-p-poker face p-p-p-poker face

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So ran across this awesome cover of Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” a little while ago.  It’s by an artist named Molly Lewis, and it’s all sorts of awesome.  As a bonus it features both a sweet wig and a stylophone!

Also available from Molly Lewis is an EP on DFTBA records called I made you a CD, but I eated it.

Nov 302009

Foo Fighters + Serj Tankian + Dead Kennedys = Crazy Awesome

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Foo Fighters and Serj Tankian covering “Holiday in Cambodia” by Dead Kennedys.

Fuck.  Yes.

Come for the awesome cover, stay for Serj’s endearingly spastic dancing.