Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: American Football “Fade Into You”

American Football are back with two new singles, “Rare Symmetry” and a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featuring Miya Folick on guest vocals. These will be the last two recordings American Football do with founding member and drummer/trumpeter Steve Lamos, who announced that he was leaving the band earlier this year after two decades.

Best Covers: The Shain’s ‘Los Chicos No Lloran’

Los Shains were, along with pioneers Los Saicos and Los Yorks, the most crude bands in Peruvian garage. The Munster label reissues the debut album of the Lima sextet, an album with a genuine adolescent spirit and surfer guitars that remains one of the most addictive artifacts of 1960s Latin American rocknroll.  They cover The Cure’s massive hit ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’

Best Covers: Tomi Tomaski ‘Lady’

Inspired by Serge Gainsbourg, Cocteau Twins, Sebastian Tellier and Julian Cope and having played in bands including Swim Deep and ChildhoodTomi Tomaski is now making his introduction as a solo artist with dreamy debut single ‘Pure Air’ and French band Modjo cover ‘Lady.’

Best Covers: Illuminati Hotties “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’

Illuminati Hotties, Sarah Tudzin’s LA-based indie-pop project, released their debut album Kiss Yr Frenemies last year,  They’ve also shared a new cover of Whitney Houston’s timeless, ebullient 1987 #1 smash “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). Illuminati Hotties have transformed the track into a still, shimmering downbeat acoustic lament, and even in this new context.