RUN FOR COVER: SLAYER VS. SEAN BONNETTE OF ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD: “SOUTH OF HEAVEN”

Slayer Sean Bennette

Let’s get one thing straight about Slayer: as easy as they are to make fun of, they’re an important band.

REAL GENIUS: TOO BRIGHT BREAKS SELF-IMPOSED BARRIERS FOR PERFUME GENIUS

Perfume Genius

When Mike Hadreas, AKA singer-songwriter Perfume Genius, picks up the phone for our interview, he’s scrambling around backstage at The Black Cat in Washington, DC. His voice sounds jittery. People are audibly moving things in the background. After a few seconds, he goes silent and then giggles. Hadreas informs me he has climbed into a […]

RUN FOR COVER: JIMI HENDRIX VS. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: “HEY JOE”

Jimmi Hendrix Charlotte Gainsbourg

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. In this case, Charlotte Gainsbourg makes magic out of Jimi Hendrix’s classic rock staple.

RUN FOR COVER: DIANE CLUCK VS. DM STITH: “EASY TO BE AROUND”

Diane Cluck DM Stith

The most casual, out-of-touch listener can find comfort in the soft tones and easy strumming that make folk the most accessible backdrop music.

RUN FOR COVER: VAMPIRE WEEKEND VS. MUMFORD & SONS: “COUSINS”

Vampire Weekend Mumford and Sons

Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us.

RUN FOR COVER: BJÖRK VS. ANE BRUN: “JÓGA”

Bjork Ane Brun

It goes without saying that no one can top Björk. Her songs are too pure at their core to be mimiced. Ane Brun, however, came the closest we’ve seen to doing Björk justice.

RUN FOR COVER: CHROMATICS VS. ANIKA: “IN THE CITY”

Chromatics Anika

  Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version. Prepare for a major bending of rules as we hear musicians throw around genres, tempos, style, and intent. Whether they’re picking up another’s song out of respect or boredom, the results have impressed us. Even though Portland is most […]