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Kelli Schaefer cover of The Lollipop Shoppe “Mr Madison Ave” . The Lollipop Shoppe was an American garage rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1966. The band’s actual recordings, including the 1968 album Just Colour, are in actuality a mix of garage rock and psychedelia. The album and its single, “You Must Be a Witch” – later included on the compilation album Pebbles, Volume 8 – are regarded as garage rock classics for its hard-edge musical stance, and is still prized by record collectors, though neither made the charts. Two of The Lollipop Shoppe’s songs appeared in the movie, Angels from Hell.

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Rostam recently appeared on SiriusXMU to perform a stripped-down set of songs from his September solo debut Half-Light, and along with those tracks, he also paid homage to Bob Dylan by covering his classic “Like A Rolling Stone,” in which the song recently celebrated its 52nd birthday.

Rostam gives the folky anthem the baroque indie-pop treatment, slowing down the tempo and transforming the lyrical ramblings into an elegant tune. Equipped with only a piano, he polishes up the song, replacing Dylan’s coarse melodic chants with his soft and tender crooning.

Listen to the cover below, and underneath, find the original 1965 version. Rostam is gearing up to embark on a North American tour at the beginning of next year, maybe some UK dates will follow

Rostam (Rostam Batmanglij) covers the Bob Dylan classic, Like A Rolling Stone, for SiriusXMU

OUR GIRL – ” Normally “

Posted: November 23, 2017 in MUSIC
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The Normally EP, the follow up to their debut single Sleeper, was recorded in the Summer in one day with Steve Ansell of Blood Red Shoes.
“Lots of the songs are about emotional distance – not knowing what someone else is thinking, and how that can make you feel crazy. It can cloud my judgment to the point that shrugging it off as indifference is the easiest thing to do. Although it still reflects those feelings of self-doubt, Being Around is probably the most hopeful song on the EP. It focuses on the positivity in the relationships I have, and the gratitude and care I have towards those people for being who they are, and being there for me in the way they are,” explains frontwoman and guitarist Soph Nathan.

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Nathan’s honest and personal lyrics float in a delicious array of sounds: rhythmic drum and guitar hooks make dynamic jumps to thick garage-rock riffs, then suddenly cut to beautiful, intimate moments of lone guitar and reverb-hugged vocals. You’d think Soph Nathan in particular might struggle to fit in allocated hours for napping these days; besides maintaining an outstandingly colourful shirt collection, and shredding guitars for The Big Moon, she also fronts ace trio Our Girl. Signed to Cannibal Hymns – the same Brighton label backing the likes of Dream Wife, Abattoir Blues, and Tigercub – the band specialise in inward-looking, complex meshes of haze. Our Girl’s latest, Being Around is their most ambitious yet. Our Girl have shared the stage with the likes of Sunflower Bean, The Wytches, and Dream Wife and head out in support of The Japanese House later this year.

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Rough Trade Counter Culture 12 Inch Volume 1 (Sad Fuzz – Ty Segall Cover)

We are excited to announce the first in our new series of Counter Culture 12 inches. The concept is the same as our yearly Counter Culture compilations, however we aim to give you a taste of what we’re loving throughout the year, rather than just annually. Volume 1 features 4 female fronted bands that we LOVE. Includedis the Our Girl track with a Ty Segall cover. They take Sad Fuzz and give it a neat lo-fi reworking and make it sound like a female fronted version of the Libertines.  This is limited to just 500 copies worldwide. Pressed on solid white vinyl.

Includes unlimited streaming of Rough Trade Counter Culture 12 Inch Volume 1 (Sad Fuzz – Ty Segall Cover)

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Widowspeak cover Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”. Catch them in Europe. Widowspeak released a new album, Expect The Best, earlier this year, and today they’ve shared a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” in advance of their European tour. It’s as beautiful and plaintive as you’d expect from the Brooklyn group,

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11/14 – Amsterdam, NL – Sugarfactory
11/15 – Utrecht, NL – Db’s
11/17 – Birmingham, UK – Actress & Bishop
11/18 – Glasgow, UK – Nice n Sleazy
11/20 – London, UK – Oslo
11/21 – Brighton, UK – The Hope
11/23 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
11/26 – Berlin, DE – Volksbühne
11/27 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang
11/28 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega
11/29 – Stockholm, SWE – Obaren
11/30 – Oslo, NO – Revolver
12/01 – Gothenburg, SWE – Oceanen
12/02 – Lund, SWE – Mejeriet

Born from a stage production of its musical/rock opera, Blitzen Trapper’s new album release Wild & Reckless hones in on a bygone era of the band’s hometown of Portland with a Sci-Fi love story. The title track recalls the energy of youth. Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past.

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Blitzen Trapper finished up a tour in support of their most recent album with two shows at their hometown of Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. During the shows, the alt country outfit played Neil Young’s iconic album ‘Harvest’ in its entirety. Blitzen Trapper will release ‘Live Harvest,’ a limited edition LP documenting that show, for Record Store Day .

“I think we all knew the record before we even tried to play it, [it] came natural,” frontman Eric Earley says. “It’s one of those records that takes us to that place of comfort and nostalgia like the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ or a Chevy Impala. It just feels good to play.”

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Amazon is hoping to soundtrack your late-summer road trips with their new Open Road playlist, which features 30 contemporary artists covering various car- and traveling-themed anthems. Artists include Hamilton Leithauser, White Reaper, and the blissed-out Bloomington, Indiana trio Hoops, who offer a dazed, hypnagogic rendition of Prefab Sprout’s “Cars & Girls.” “We chose to do ‘Cars And Girls’ because Prefab Sprout is one of our favorite bands in the whole wide world,” the band explain. “It’s not necessarily our favorite Prefab’s song but it was a whole lotta fun to cover.”

The accompanying music video from Weird Life Films is also a whole lotta fun, hitting that sweet spot between goofy sincerity and winking homage. “After losing a location last minute we ended up barreling over the skyway into Indiana to find an abandoned-ish highway hot under the sun near some oil fields,” says Weird Life Films. “There we took over the concrete strip after letting the oil field security know we weren’t terrorists. Before lastly hitting back to Chicago & wrapping up the foggy shoot as the rain storm hit.

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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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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.