It takes exceptional artistry to turn an '80s groove track into an R&B social justice anthem. Luckily for us, we have Shea Rose.
MODERN LOVE: THE BELOVED CHARM AND BOWIE COVERS OF BRAZILIAN MUSICIAN SEU JORGE
Remember The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou? Say hello to Seu Jorge, the secret weapon of that film and the overt musical star of Brazil.
RUN FOR COVER: BOB DYLAN VS. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH: “I WANT YOU”
Swedish singer-songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth turns Dylan's rich love song into a speedy banjo howl.
RUN FOR COVER: THE ZOMBIES VS. DINOSAUR JR.: “WHENEVER YOU’RE READY”
This is what the '60s could have sounded like if The Zombies tripled up on the guitar amps.
RUN FOR COVER: SILVER JEWS VS. THE MOUNTAIN GOATS: “PET POLITICS”
It's Friday, so it's time for our weekly cover track vs cover track mashup featuring Silver Jews vs The Mountain Goats.
RUN FOR COVER: FUGAZI VS. RUBBLEBUCKET: “WAITING ROOM”
Run For Cover is a weekly music column comparing cover songs to the original version.
RUN FOR COVER: ALVVAYS VS. BEN GIBBARD: “ARCHIE, MARRY ME”
There's something about sunny '60s pop that never gets old.
RUN FOR COVER: JIMI HENDRIX VS. CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG: “HEY JOE”
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”
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”
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.