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Torres has shared a new cover of Portishead track– hear her bewitching version of ‘Wandering Star’ .

The artist – real name Mackenzie Scott – is the latest musician to share a new cover while millions across the world self-isolate due to coronavirus.

The cover was recorded in London in 2017, with Scott calling the Bristol trio “one of my favourite bands in the world”. It was originally available only on Bandcamp (the website gave 100 percent of revenue to artists last Friday as a gesture of support), but is now available on YouTube too

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Released March 20th, 2020

Introducing our cover of Jeff Tweedy and Wilco’s “I Know What It’s Like.” We always love throwing a cover or two in the set, and were gearing up to learn this one as a band so we could play it on our Collector release tour, but we all know what happened to that. We hope that somebody might find some comfort in our version of this song like we’ve found comfort in Mister Tweedy’s original. I’ve been a big Wilco fan for the past few years and picked up Jeff Tweedy’s album Warm after Brendan had played it in the car a few times the track- “I Know What It’s Like” really stood out to me as a great pop/rock song that I could put my own spin on- the minimal structure of the original gave room for creative license. I sped up the original recording a decent amount so I’d have something to play along to and off I went. We decided it’d be fun to present the finished product as an interim release; post-Collector and pre-whatever’s next.

We always love throwing a fun cover or two in the set, and were gearing up to learn this one as a band so we could play it on our Collector release tour, but we all know what happened to that. My hope is that somebody who is a fan of Disq or Wilco (or both, or neither) could find some comfort in our version of this song.
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June 2020

Released on 30th June 2020 Saddle Creek Composer: Jeff Tweedy

LA’s Death Valley Girls have made a name for themselves by churning out a desert-blasted blend of rowdy proto-punk and primitive heavy metal steeped in cosmic idealism and third-eye consciousness. Their first new offering since tearing a hole in the sky with their 2018 album Darkness Rains comes in the form of a two-song seven-inch, “Breakthrough.” The title track is a cover by Atomic Rooster, though the band discovered the track through a rendition by Nigerian outfit The Funkees.
With its grimy guitar riffs, fire-and-brimstone organ, and combative chorus, it’s as if the song was originally written with Death Valley Girls’ brand of stark transcendental rock in mind. But it wasn’t just the pulse and melody that drew the band to the song. “It spoke to me because of the lyrics about breaking free from an invisible prison… we all have invisible or visible prisons we are trapped in,” says vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Bonnie Bloomgarden. The song discovery coincided with the band’s interest in Damien Echols of West Memphis 3 and his ability to endure his imprisonment by learning to astral project through meditation.
The b-side is another cover—a ramped up version Daniel Johnston’s loud-quiet-loud anthem “Rock ‘N’ Roll / EGA.” It’s a total rager, but it’s also a bittersweet song for Death Valley Girls as they had the rare privilege to briefly serve as Johnston’s backing band. Ultimately, the two songs have a deep and profound connection to Death Valley Girls, both in their spirit and in their aural alignment.
Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer up the “Breakthrough” seven-inch in a limited edition one-time pressing of 750 copies on Half Purple & Half Black colored vinyl on June 12th, 2020.
Released June 12th, 2020

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We decided to cover a song from Frank Zappa’s first album “Freak Out” released back in 1966. It’s called “Trouble Every Day” and we found it very relevant to these times which is strange and sad that after all these years we’re still on the first page! We are condemning these horrible nonsense actions against the Black Community and condemning police brutality! We need to learn more and these actions against black people need to stop right now and we need to stop it. All proceeds goes to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We all need to listen more and learn more and if you see something that we’re doing wrong call us out and we will do better. Let’s keep fighting for Justice and Peace! Black Lives Matter! Spread the word.

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released June 6th, 2020
Lyrics – Frank Zappa

Greenway Records 2020

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Week #7 of Lockdown brings a beautiful lullaby, and one of the most thoroughly covered songs ever written. I heard it first from Mama Cass on her very great album “Bubblegum, Lemonade &… Something For Mama“, some time maybe a 100 years later, I sang it with my friend Will Dailey at a show curated by our mutual friend (and Will’s longtime drummer/collaborator)) Dave Brophy, the theme of the night being rock singers singing jazz standards. So when this one was suggested as a cover for this series by my dear pal Vicky Salipande (and few after her), I immediately thought of Will as guest artist. He is one of my favourite collaborators and hangs ~ crazy talented, and a big heart of gold.
Every week (and always) I’m blown away by the tracks Joe and Russell send me, and this week is particularly over-the-moon beautiful. Our bonus track this week is an instrumental version of this same song, because I want you to hear it. (And give you space to sing it yourself.)
In lockdown, Will has been fundraising (significantly) for non-salary venue staff, musicians, and the community of Chelsea, with his streaming Isolation shows ~ as well as creating a fundraiser to be broadcast on June 9th called “All In For Chelsea”, a live concert that will combine music performances and short interviews with people on the ground who are working to lift up the hardest hit community in Massachusetts, and which will benefit the Chelsea One Fund. www.facebook.com/willdailey
This week’s donations will go to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Sending you all the usual hopes for health and love, and Justice.
xx,
Tanya, Joe, Russell, and this week’s guest ~ Will Dailey
 

Released May 31st, 2020

Tanya: vocals
Joe McMahon: upright bass, piano
Russell Chudnofsky: acoustic guitars
Will Dailey: vocals, dreamy electric

 

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Hello and welcome to Sunday episode #6!
This week’s song, “Only You” by Yazoo, was requested via this bandcamp page, and thank you, Mark W, for suggesting this one. Upstairs At Eric’s was easily one of the most played albums of my late teens, shared with the people I spent every possible waking hour with back then — dancing to it in Dave N’s attic, lying on the sand listening on a Walkman with shared headphones, a boom box on the cliffs at night. The songs on that album hit so many heartstrings: love (of course), hurt (obviously), confusions, kinships, finding a place to land for a while.
Our guest singer this week is Andrea Gillis, who is inarguably one of Boston’s MVP singers, as well as being one of the best loved people here. Marc Pinansky is our fantastic guest guitarist, and on accordion, the always wonderful Elizabeth Steen (with whom we’ve collaborated for many, many moons). These are also three of the funniest people I know.
Also throwing in another bonus vid of me and Dean in our bunker, playing one of ours.
Your donations this week will go to Horizons for Homeless Children
released May 24th, 2020
The Band:
Tanya: vocals
Russell Chudnofsky: acoustic and 12 string guitars
Joe McMahon: piano, toy piano
Dean Fisher: percussion
Andrea Gillis: vocals
Elizabeth Steen: accordion
Marc Pinansky: electric guitar, slide

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Hello, and welcome to Sunday Series No. 5!
I’ve been reading a lot of Wallace Stevens in the past few days, and I keep coming back to a poem called The House Was Quiet and The World Was Calm (opposite to current experience) and this bit in particular:  “The words were spoken as if there was no book, Except that the reader leaned above the page,

Wanted to lean, wanted much most to be The scholar to whom his book is true, to whom,The summer night is like a perfection of thought. The house was quiet because it had to be.”

I love this image of leaning into something that you know will lead to growth, something true. I won’t wax on about Bob Dylan’s impact on my love for lyrics — endless others have expressed what he’s given to us far more eloquently than I ever could — but the leaning reader in this poem pretty well describes how I have always listened to him. Like reading a great book — that rush of receiving a perfect string of words. I always lean in.

Released May 17th, 2020

“Knockin‘ On Heaven’s Door” (Written by Dylan)

Tanya: vocal, guitar
Russell Chudnofsky: acoustic guitar
Joe McMahon: piano
Dean Fisher: snare, tambourine
Lilia Halpern: vocals, guitar

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Today, Dave Longstreth, Dirty Projectors bandleader, has shared a cover of “Isolation” by Plastic Ono Band. It is available exclusively on Bandcamp; listen below. My cover of Plastic Ono Band’s “Isolation” is up for streaming & purchase exclusively on Bandcamp. All proceeds through April 3rd are going toward MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund for musicians and music industry folks whose work has been disrupted by the crisis It’s a very fine version of John Lennon’s great song from his legendary John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band album. And when coupled with a great cause, what’s not to like?.

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On the track, Dave said,
“All proceeds through April 3rd are going toward MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund for musicians and music industry folks whose work has been disrupted by the crisis. So I encourage you to buy it (pay-what-you-wish) and we can be a part of helping combat this together

released March 19th, 2020

Written by John Lennon, Produced, performed and mixed by Dave Longstreth.

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Single out today, my cover of Margo Guryan’s “The Hum”. I’ve been a fan of MG for a while but only recently absorbed the lyrics to The Hum. Though it was written about the Nixon administration, it’s poignant how much of it rings true today. We tracked this earlier but if this pandemic has confirmed anything, it’s that some people devote their lives to government simply to destroy it from the inside, to shrink its accountability for its citizens. Today we find ourselves living a perfect example of why we need a strong centralized office, one that’s capable of responding swiftly to a crisis. Instead we have someone who dissolved the pandemic response team in 2018. Instead we have a health crisis that’s causing everyone to LOSE their health insurance, another thing for which government refuses to take responsibility. I digress… Margo’s cutting wit is something to admire. Please enjoy such gems as “The rich save money and the poor save gas, we vote for an elephant and get an ass, he hires and he fires, he appoints and sacks, but HE CANT FIGURE OUT HIS INCOME TAX.”.

Bedouine covers Margo Guryan’s “The Hum”

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Iggy Pop turned 73years of age on Tuesday and he celebrated by unearthing a cover of the Sly and the Family Stone classic “Family Affair” that he recorded with funk icon Bootsy Collins back in 1985. “I’ve always loved this song; it came out when I was kinda on the ropes in 1971,” Iggy told the BBC. “There’s a lot of truth in it, especially in the second verse, about all sorts of questions that are coming around again now.”

The song has sat in his archive for the past 35 years. “Then one day recently things had quietened down in daily life for everybody and for me, too, and I listened to it by accident,” he said. “It just made me feel good and it was good company and I hoped that I could put it out and it would be company for somebody else, too.”

Pop’s most recent record, 2019’s Free, is a mellow, jazzy collection of songs he created in collaboration with trumpeter Leron Thomas and guitarist Sarah “Noveller” Lipstate. “The only difference from this Iggy and the one who founded the Stooges is the album’s jazzy horns, synthy backdrops, and greater emphasis on Sinatra-style crooning,”

To all Poptimists! “[this track] made me feel good and it was good company and I hoped I could put it out and it would be good company for someone else too” Featuring: Bootsy Collins on bass

Recorded and engineered by Olivier Ferrand, Studio Los Angeles Produced & Mixed by Bill Laswell

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Written by Sylvester Stewart