Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Fun Lovin’ Crimminals ‘Daylight’

A reworking of the Bobby Womack/Georgie Fame classic, ‘Daylight’ features a guest appearance from renowned vocalist Rowetta, of The Happy Mondays. ‘Daylight’ is the lead single lifted from forthcoming album ‘Another Mimosa’, set for release on January 18th 2019, in the 20th anniversary year of their cult album ‘Mimosa’. A variation on the theme of the 1999 album, which became a cult classic with Crims fans for featuring clever re-imaginings of classic covers, remixes and rarities, ‘Another Mimosa’ draws on their seminal influences from the last 20 years.

 

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Best Covers: Cigarettes After Sex  ‘Neon Moon’

Cigarettes After Sex have shared “Neon Moon” a cover of the Brooks & Dunn track to end a highly successful 2018. The track is out now via Spanish Prayers. In this past year, the band played sold-out shows at Brooklyn Steel/NYC, Ace + Fonda Theatre in LA. They released “Crush” 7” with “Sesame Syrup” B-Side which collectively has 20M+ streams. Self-titled debut has sold 350K+ copies worldwide and is out now via Partisan Records.

Best Covers: Josh Homme ‘Silent Night’

Josh Homme might be best known for his work with Queens of the Stone Agebut the fiery rocker also has a soft side, especially when it comes to the holidays.

Recorded during QOTSA’s Australian tour in 2017, the surprise release includes Homme’s performance of “Silent Night” with help from Australian singer-songwriter C.W. Stoneking, as well as his reading of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” featuring his wife Brody Dalle of The Distillers, and their children.

Best Covers: Pale Waves ‘Last Christmas’

Recorded at London’s Metropolis Studios, Pale Waves have released a cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ as part of the Spotify’s Singles series. However, it’s quite different from the original.

The cover sees the quartet bringing their trademark darker brand of goth pop. It’s one of the first new releases since they dropped debut album My Mind Makes Noises.

Best Covers: Andrew Bird ‘Distant Stations’

Andrew Bird recently contributed a cover to a new compilation celebrating the release of the Mountain Goats’ 2002 album All Hail West Texas. For his cover, Bird recorded a new version of the song “Distant Stations,” which trades John Darnielles palm-muted guitar lines for lush string arrangements. The release also includes music from Against Me’s Laura Jane Grace and Craig Finn, among others. Check it out below.

Best Covers: Theo Impala ‘Only You’

Lately, the cosmopolitan New York rapper Theophilus London and the Tame Impala main man Kevin Parker have been putting in a lot of work together. They’re calling their project Theo Impala, and  they dropped three new songs (one of which features Ariel Pink) on Beats 1 Radio. They unveil the video for “Only You,” their faithfully slick cover of a 1984 synth-disco track from the Nigerian musician Steve Monite.