Scope Owl Eyes and their lovely cover of Daft Punk’s “Something About Us”. The band takes a softer touch but fitting modern homage to Daft Punk’s 2001 “Love Theme from Intesrtella 5555“. Enjoy…
On February 12, four East Bay California bands released a five-song cover album under the collective identity: Non Market. Non Market’s first compilation is a masterful production. It perfectly portrays each group’s signature sound, as well as the East Bay’s music culture of collaboration and innovation. The syndicate of artists, comprised of Astronauts, Etc., Trails and Ways, No Sé, and Waterstrider, create a single watercolor of familiar hues but with new and avant-garde brushstrokes.
The compilation is a smart collection of soft electro-pop and soul. Astronaut, Etc.’s slow and breathy cover of Caribou’s ever-recognizable (FIFA 11, anyone?) techno tune “Odessa” marks the compilation with an element of fantasy that permeates throughout each track. The same sort of fantastical tone surges through Trails and Ways’ trilingual, bossa nova-style pop interpretation of Frank Ocean’s “Lost.”(more…)
One of my favorite feel-good music stories from last year, Charles Bradley, is out with a killer cover of “Changes” by Black Sabbath (YES!). Enjoy…
PS: Watch the trailer for the documentary, Soul of America, about Bradley’s 2009/2010 rise to fame as a 62 year old soul singer. Compelling stuff and definite must watch.
Dim those lights and slip into this silky cover of The Korgis’ 1980s classic, “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime.” This wispy little number comes courtesy of British producer and singer, Bayou. While the Londoner generally remains quiet on the scene, sonar alerts everywhere are blasting off to this funky, downtempo burner. A perfect tribute to the original, the track heats up over muted dance kicks, poppy synth work, and falsetto vocal whispers, which makes this tune a lesson worth learning.
Cool project that taking something that never gets old… Beatles covers. Adding some fresh new talent Community Music has released Beatles Reimagined, a 12 track electronic indie-pop homage to arguably some of the greatest song writers ever. Record features, Jhameel, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and DC’s own Brett who takes on “There’s A Place”. Grab the album HERE and enjoy.