Earlier this month Miley Cyrus threw us a curveball with her cover of Arctic Monkeys’ “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”. Now she’s done it again with The Flaming Lips. On Saturday night she performed a cover of their song “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” live at her show in L.A. at Staples Center. Only this time, she did with a little help from The Flaming Lips themselves.
She was joined by The Flaming Lips’ very own Wayne Coyne & Steven Drozd to perform the track. You know what? Miley’s voice actually fits the song well.
The collaboration isn’t as random as you think. Cyrus apparently had tweeted many times about how much she adored the band, and apparently Coyne tweeted her back as well. It was a special night for many reasons, but it was actually the 30th anniversary of The Lips’ first show.
By Will Oliver, February 17th 2014 — with 1 comment
Twin Shadow has been doing plenty of various classic song covers with his UNDER THE CVRS series. He teamed up with Rookie Mag for a special Valentine’s Day gift to the world. He offered up a special cover of The Smith’s legendary “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” with featured vocals from Samantha Urbani of the band Friends.
They offer a cover that’s more-so electronic/r&b flavored but still captures the essence of the classic song. There’s also a clever ending to the song that fans of the song will appreciate.
The MonaLisa Twins are 19 year old twins Mona and Lisa who come all the way from Austria. They’ve released a fun covers album featuring covers of classic songs from the 60s from artists such as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Beach Boys, and many more.
Most of the album consists of The Beatles covers. It’s an easy going set of covers that don’t try to do too much to the arrangements, just giving them back to us in their own delightful manner.
Here’s a few Beatles covers of theirs posted below.
It seems like everyone is covering Arctic Monkeys these days. Which says a lot about the power of AM and how its elevated the band a few steps further across the globe.
We just recently saw Miley Cyrus cover the band, and now CHVRCHES add their own Arctic Monkeys cover. They tackled “Do I Wanna Know?” (which the band performed acoustic at Avatar Studios last week). CHVRCHES covered the song for Australian radio station Triple J, for their Like A Version segment.
CHVRCHES take “Do I Wanna Know?” and add their coldy synthy touch, keeping the vocal intesnity but adding different layers on the way.
Last night Arctic Monkeys played a sold out show at Madison Square Garden. You can find my review of the show here. One of the highlights was their cover of The Beatles “All My Loving” which kicked off the encore. Read the rest of this entry »
The last time I saw GEMS live at Glasslands they debuted a cover of Seal’s “Don’t Cry” for the first time. I loved it. They stayed faithful to his original vision but gave it their own spin. It was an awesome experience live, and now they’ve released an official recording of the cover which you can check out now.
By Will Oliver, January 26th 2014 — with 1 comment
There was no way I could pass up seeing The Gene Clark No Other tour when it came to Brooklyn. First of all No Other is truly a great record, one that often gets forgotten. Secondly, members of some of my favorite bands were getting together to put it on. Where else would you get to see members of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Grizzly Bear and The Walkmen on the same stage? Read the rest of this entry »