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.
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.’
Local Natives have shared a new EP consisting of soft rock covers which they performed on an episode of the Apple TV+ series The Shrink Next Door. The EP, entitled Music From the Pen Gala 1983, includes covers of songs such as Roxy Music’s More Than This.
Jim James brings his unique vocal stylings to the iconic Elton John tune. This gem was from My Morning Jacket’s New Years Eve show in 2012. The fan-shot video footage has been mixed with soundboard audio.
Blossoms shared last year their cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Lost’, recorded from their self-isolation set-up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.