Posts Tagged ‘Cover’

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It’s hard to escape the influence of Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 melancholic power ballad “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” Even before the recent surge in popularity, its impact was hard to deny. The song (and its video) has been covered and parodied by dozens of artists. Even Warby Parker got in on the action. Adding their flavor to the mix of covers are London rockers The Big Moon. The four-piece band stepped into Bonnie Tyler’s shoes, and delivered a moody, rocking cover for the ages.

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Melina Duerte is one of the new favourite artists of the blogging scene. Her work as Jay Som is one of those lovely shaded areas of a venn diagram where emotion meets intelligence and her ability to display this through a selection of genteel indie pop is enticing to say the least.

We were thrilled then to hear that she had covered The Beatles hit ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. Her bedroom-pop style works perfectly on this cover and the delicate approach she employs for all her work is even more greatly admired while covering such a well-observed track.

On SoundCloud, she writes, “I was commissioned to make this and they didn’t use it LOL well enjoy!!!

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Chris Martin of Coldplay

An outpouring of grief swept the music industry at the passing of Tom Petty , as it was confirmed that Tom Petty died from a cardiac arrest at the age of 66.

The emoting continued at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., as Coldplay held a minute of silence for the passing of a rock ‘n’ roll legend. They followed the silence with a cover of “Free Fallin’” as they were joined by Peter Buck of R.E.M.

The band joined figures from all over the industry in expressing their sadness at Petty’s passing.

Watch fan-shot videos of Coldplay and Buck’s performance

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Father John Misty offered up probably the most poignant and thoughtful tribute to Tom Petty with a soulful rendition of his “To Find a Friend” from the iconic Wildflowers record.

Performing at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, Josh Tillman took some time to pay homage to the late singer-songwriter with a solo acoustic version of the song.

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Tributes to departed American icon Tom Petty have been pouring in since his death on Monday. Jeff Tweedy and company’s faithful rendition of the Hard Promises hit became a cathartic sing-along at the Music Factory. The world was still reeling from Petty’s death Monday following cardiac arrest at the age of 66.

Last night at the Irving Music Factory in Irving, TexasWilco showed their love with a faithful cover of Petty’s “The Waiting,” the lead single from 1981’s Hard Promises and Petty’s first ever No. 1 single on the U.S. Rock Charts. Nine more would follow: “You Got Lucky,” “Jammin’ Me,” “I Won’t Back Down,” “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” “Free Fallin’,” “Learning to Fly,” “Out in the Cold,” “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” (Incredibly, Petty never scored a Top 5 single on the regular U.S. Charts, with “Free Fallin’” reaching as high as No. 7 in 1989.)

On Monday, Wilco also posted this video of them playing Petty’s “Listen to Her Heart” way back in 1995.

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An offering of praise for the late great master. Hey beautiful people,
I tend to be pretty quiet about celebrity deaths… but I’ve got some words about this one. 

I was raised on Tom Petty. Trapped in the car on long family road trips, his music made me feel colors. His songs felt like peepholes into a great wild world I knew I would one day be exploring myself… and he gave some good pointers. Every time I hear those records, no matter where I am or what’s going on, I feel as though I’m in the company of a dear old friend.

More than just being obviously one of the greatest songwriters ever, Petty was a rebel with a cause who took several bold and very public stands for what he believed in, resisting record label executives who wanted to use him as a pawn in their game. If you haven’t seen “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” the epic Heartbreakers documentary directed by Peter Bogdanovich, I highly recommend it!

To honor the life and death of this super rad being, on the night of his passing, I recorded a live video of my cover of his song “You Got Lucky.” Best Wishes Johanna Warren.

Depeche Moe, 2017

Depeche Mode has been performing a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” on its Global Spirit Tour for the past several months, and today the group released a music video for a studio version of the cut in honor of the iconic song’s 40th anniversary. Tomorrow marks 40 years since Bowie released the title track from “Heroes” – the second in his acclaimed and so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’. Having made their rendition a staple highlight of their ‘immaculate’ recent live sets, Depeche Mode have honoured the song with an official cover and video recorded from the ‘Highline Sessions’ and directed by Tim Saccenti.

Of the song, frontman Dave Gahan says:
’Heroes’ is the most special song to me at the moment. Bowie is the one artist who I’ve stuck with since I was in my early teens. His albums are always my go-to on tour and covering ‘Heroes’ is paying homage to Bowie.”

Music video by Depeche Mode performing Heroes. (C) 2017 Venusnote Ltd., under exclusive license to Columbia Records,

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Limited to just 300 Copies on 7″ Vinyl. Renowned for the ferocious intensity of their live shows, Yak are back with the new single All I Need Is Some Sunshine In My Life. Recorded with Tame Impala’s Jay Gum Watson in Kevin Parker’s studio in Perth, the track is Yak’s claustrophobic interpretation of The Dixie Nightingale’s cult gospel classic. “A loved one departed and on the way out sent me this song, so we ended up recording a delirious version in the blistering heat of Perth,” says Yak frontman Oli Burslem. “I love the original Dixie Nightingales’ version, it reminds me of songs like Wendy Rene’s ‘After Laughter’, which I imagined was recorded in the same studio with maybe even the same people playing.” On the b-side is Yak’s take on Lee Hazelwood’s Wait and See.

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Billy Bragg

So it’s probably no surprise that social activist and folk singer Billy Bragg has chosen to cover “Why We Build the Wall”, taking it out of its operatic context and turning it into something more. The cover has a brand new lyric video , The Anaïs Mitchell song “Why We Build the Wall”, despite being part of her 2010 ancient greek folk-opera Hadestown has turned out to be surprisingly prescient in today’s global political climate.

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The first recorded Weyes Blood music since her 2016 breakthrough album Front Row Seat To Earth, Natalie Mering will release a 7″ of cover songs that have helped define her sound over the years. It contains versions of Soft Machines’ A Certain Kind b/w Fred Neil’s Everybody’s Talkin’, as imagined by Harry Nilsson for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack.