Josh Homme might be best known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, but 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.
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.
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 Darnielle’s 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.
NANCY first emerged on the scene with a cover of Nancy Sinatra’s “Boots,” and their love of vintage-pop stylings has become an important component in their androgyne-glam shell. NANCY’s songs find FM radio gold corroding into strange, misshapen forms.
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.
Nel blu dipinto di blu” popularly known as “Volare“, is a song recorded by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno. Written by Franco Migliacci and Domenico Modugno, it was released as a single on 1 February 1958. Davi Bowie cover version was made for the 1986 film, Absolute Beginners.
Welsh band Boy Azooga released 1, 2, Kung Fu!, their debut album, earlier this year via Heavenly. Led by Cardiff’s Davey Newington, the band incorporate a variety of influences into their idiosyncratic style, including ’90s alt riff rock, Mac DeMarco-type underwater romanticism and that indescribable Welsh magic (see Super Furry Animals and Cate Le Bon).
Meanwhile, they’re releasing a cover of “Do the Standing Still” which was a single byshort-lived Welsh punk band The Table.