Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Ramin Djawadi “A Forest”

No doubt you can hum Ramin Djawadi’s iconic Game Of Thrones theme song in your sleep, but did you know that he is also the ghost in the machine for the music of Westworld? In addition to writing the sci-fi thriller’s harrowing opening score, setting the stage for the asymptotic nearing of AI singularity, Djawadi also covered all of the songs you hear interpreted into the old-timey clang of the player piano. So far the songs that Djawadi has reconfigured for the Western aesthetic of Westworld include Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” Radiohead’s “No Surprises,” The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black,” and The Cure’s “A Forest.”

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Best Covers: Crystal Fighters *Cold Water*

The famous electronic/folk band Crystal Fighters covers *Cold Water* by Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge! The band has just released their new album “Everything is my famiy”.

Best Covers: Muse “New Kind of Kick”

Muse have momentarily paused their inquiry into on-stage levitation to release a new, Halloween-themed cover of The Cramps’ “New Kind of Kick.” The Tom Kirk-directed video resurrects the group’s spirit and style—Matt Bellamy evidently enjoys his role as Lux Interior, ass-shaking and crotch-thrusting with aplomb, while drummer Dom Howard makes little effort to tidy up his bloody nose. It’s billed as Muse’s “Halloween Special”; watch it below.

Best Covers: The Last Shadow Puppets “Is This What You Wanted”

There were eight years between the debut from The Last Shadow Puppets, The Age of the Understand, and this past April’s Everything You’ve Come to Expect. But fans will have barely waited eight months before the British group drops their next effort, as they’ve today announced a December 2nd release for The Dream Synopsis EP.

Coming via Domino, the five-track effort features new versions of the title track and “Aviation”, both tunes from their sophomore LP. The rest of the songs are studio versions of covers the band has been performing on their 2016 tour. Included “Is This What You Wanted” by Leonard Cohen.

Best Covers: The Rolling Stones “Come Together”

This weekend, six of music’s most iconic acts descend on Indio, California for the first Desert Trip Festival, a.k.a. “Oldchella.” Friday featured performances from Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. The latter act treated the high-paying audience to a few unexpected performances, namely a cover of The Beatles “Come Together” (the first time they’ve played the song live); the first performance of Tattoo You track “Little T&A” in a decade; and “Ride’ Em on Down” from their forthcoming album Blue and Lonesome.

 

Best Covers: Mura Masa & Bonzai “Lean On”

Mura Masa & Bonzai both tore up Bestival when they performed in the Big Top at the festival, and the two of them have collaborated again with a cover “Lean On” by Major Lazer for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge segment.

It’s one of the most stripped back covers of this song going with a simple processed drum beat, loop pedal and a guitar to hand.