Azealia Banks turns Interpol’s “Slow Hands” into a smooth R&B cover, and the change up in genre gives a sore heart new life. Continue reading
If Juana Molina had a nightmare, this would be it. Continue reading
For someone in his 60s, Stevie Wonder is more than an American icon. He’s a prodigy. Will Smith knew that and didn’t even try to play with the original. Instead, he got as ridiculous as it gets.
Cold War Kids take Nick Cave’s song and do their best getting a smile out of his grim number. Continue reading
Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading
The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later Continue reading
Greys have raised the standard: more punk bands should cover Stereolab.
As she grows older, Willow Smith is becoming more in tune with what makes songs click. “Easy Easy” is no exception. Continue reading
It’s that stinging pain McArdle shares that elevates their cover, giving it a genuine honesty and emotion that not only makes itself known, but felt. Continue reading
With an original swap of chords and the title lyric being held out on different parts, Joyce Manor’s cover is a brand new sing-a-long that comes at you full force. Continue reading
It would be foolish to think a cover of this sort could out-do the original, but No BS! Brass Band never claim that as their goal. Instead, they bring a new decade’s worth of personalty to it — something Mingus would be smiling over, for sure. Continue reading