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7fields :: Heart In A Cage (Strokes Cover)

Feb 8th, 2016 : by :: Tags: ,
7fields - Heart In A Cage Wolfgang Schrödl, aka 7fields, takes The Strokes‘ 2006 single “Heart In A Cage” and strips it down to its bare bones, leaving behind only a simple acoustic melody and haunting vocals to match the gloomy, melancholy lyrics of Cassablancas. After spending a decade as frontman in the German indie-pop group Liquido, Schrödl decided “it was about time to focus on my own ideas that reflect where I’m standing now in my life.” Following the Strokes cover are two singles in the same musical vein – bare bones, minimalist, heavy-hearted songwriting. Check out the singles on Soundcloud and keep an ear out for more from Schrödl in the not too distant future.

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Temporary Hero :: Chet

Dec 9th, 2015 : by :: Tags: , ,
Temporary Hero - Chet

It wasn’t until after I listened to Chet Baker Sings that I truly appreciated and enjoyed Temporary Hero‘s noteworthy tribute. He tackles almost every song off the original record, and puts a wicked dark spin on each and every one of them. Temporary Hero made a name for himself earlier this year with “Wild Joy“, a club-pleasing, heavy on the house-techno dance number that landed him a spot on the Billboard Club Charts in April. He could’ve continued riding that gravy train, likely indefinitely, but instead decided to step outside the box and pay tribute to some of the true giants of jazz: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and now Chet Baker. The album, simply titled Chet, takes the now iconic jazz standards that Chet Baker so boldly sang alongside his trusty trumpet back in 1956, and strips them down to the nuts and bolts – most tracks consisting of a simple drum beat, synth, and vocals. He could’ve just as easily done an album of “covers”, but instead he presents us with thoughtful and somber electronic reimaginings. Here are my two favorites from the album, “Time After Time” and “Look For The Silver Lining”.


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Blood Orange :: Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)

Aug 15th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange proves that he is far more productive than most of the slumbering unconscious on a Wednesday night. Uploaded last night via Soundcloud premiered a casually funky cover of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” Dev playfully entitles the track “BLOOD ORANGE HAVIN’ A LAFF WHILE SAMANTHA IS ASLEEP ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.” Here the British producer throws down whispering layers of hazy reverb and closes with a Prince mused guitar solo. Blood Orange is rumored to release more slow jamming tunes on his new full length, Cupid Deluxe sometime this year. Until then, stay up with this welcomed impromptu release. words by Morgan Clinton

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Blood Orange | Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake Cover)
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Tame Impala covers Outkast’s Prototype (Like A Version)

May 3rd, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Just in time for the weekend! My all time favorite Outkast tune is covered flawlessly by Tame Imapala on Like A Version from Youtube’s triplejtv. Keeping in line with Andre 3000 & Big Boi’s smooth baby-making vibes, Tame Impala leaves a little wiggle room to blend in their characteristic space rock psychedelia, twisting it into a groovy, mellowed-out 60’s rock tune.

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Elli Ingram

Apr 25th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Clearly the number of soulful British songstresses knows no bounds. Elli Ingram is a new voice out of the UK in the vein of Adele, similar in tone and gravitas but with more edge and more swag. Check this cover (below) she does of Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice” (arguably one of the best songs on his new album good kid m.A.A.d city). This version gives the original a run for its money. It’s sexy and melodic. Not only does it show off the versatility of Kendrick’s lyricism, but it totally amps up that Janet Jackson “Any Time, Any Place” sample. Thankfully, Elli Ingram isn’t a one-hit wonder. While she also does covers of Kanye West, the original stuff she’s been recording is strong too. Her album “Sober” is supposed to drop in May. In the meantime, check out our another one of our favorite from the record, ballad “Silver and Gold”. words by Melanie Weniger

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Elli Ingram | Poetic Justic (Kendrick Lamar cover)
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WHY? at The State Theater on 2/15

Feb 8th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

SHOW TIP: Saturday on February 15, quirky, mello-dramatic indie rockers WHY? are playing at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Grab tickets HERE and enjoy the WHY?’s latest video for “The Water You Walk” as well as a cover the The Cure’s hit “Close to Me”. See ya there.

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WHY? | Close to Me (Cure Cover)

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Breezy Sundays : Tennis :: Guiding Light (Television cover)

Oct 14th, 2012 : by :: Tags: , ,

Enjoy newdust faves, Tennis, and their cover of Television‘s “Guiding Light”. Listen to the original HERE and get breezy…

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