Jul 15, 2010

We Didn't Write It

Not so long ago, Copy, Right?, fully supplied all the cool, unexpected covers you could ever need. I don't propose to ever replace her, but I will offer up a few of my favs from time to time. (And it appears there's a list of other blogs on the old site worth investigation.)

Even though it's been two-and-a-half years since Stereogum posted a cover of "Close to Me" that replaces Robert Smith's girlish charm with Yoni Wolf's quirky insecurity, it appears the track is still available. Grab it now!

With their version of Dylan's "Love Sick," The White Stripes took an ethereal blues ballad, and delivered it somewhere between The Sonics and The Doors. This is a slightly different version than what you'll get on the second CD single for "Fell in Love With a Girl."

2006's Rabbit Fur Coat featured Jenny Lewis and a few other indie superstars twanging out their take on The Traveling Wilburys' (another supergroup) "Handle with Care." Here's one of those heartthrobs now, with a cool, crazy hat and lots of denim.

We'll be back with more later.

Apr 16, 2010

Record Store Day Picks

As Record Store Day continues to grow, so does the list of limited edition vinyl, CDs, DVDs, etc. associated with the yearly event. Sorting through the pages of releases is quite a task, and remembering what to look for amidst all the live music, free food, and adult beverages could turn out to be daunting.

I'll be at Euclid for live music by Art Majors and others. Here's what I'll be looking for:

Yeasayer - "O.N.E."

This has probably been my jam of the year so far. This 12" features four versions of the song.

Deftones - "Rocketskates"

I'm a bit dubious about a new release from this act, but they've consistently been the only listenable band of the 90s Nu Metal wave. The m83 remix solidifies this as a must-have.

The Cribs / The Thermals split 7"

It's not clear if these are exclusive tracks, but anything involving Kill Rock Stars and these two bands is worth a look.

Tom Waits - Mule Variations 11th Anniversary Edition

I've been waiting for a deluxe release of this classic, and here it is.

Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs - Dark Side of the Moon Band covers the classic Pink Floyd album

Since this was announced, I've been curious. Even if it's rubbish, it'll surely fetch a pretty penny on eBay.

White Rabbits / Antlers - Live from Daytrotter Sessions 7"

I'm not really interested in the White Rabbits track, but any version of Antlers' "Shiva" is worth the asking price. If that asking price is about $5.

Various Artists - Fragments from a Work in Progress

New tracks from The Big Pink and Gang Gang Dance? Yes, please.