Category Archives: Best Covers

Best Covers: Aldous RH ‘My Cherie Amour’

The musician has played with everyone from Charlotte Gainsbourg to Hudson Mohawke, and even hosts his own show on digital radio station NTS. The songwriter’s own music has a cult following of its own. New cut ‘Sensuality’ was laid down in Los Angeles, and it’s a step forward from those early lo-fi affairs. The single’s B-side track, a lovely cover of the Stevie Wonder classic ‘My Cherie Amour’. It’s yet another smooth grooving slice of lovin’ soulfulness filtered through Aldous’ bedsit luxe aesthetic.



Best Covers: Your Friend “Radio Silence”

Your Friend a.k.a. Taryn Miller has spent 2016 supporting her debut album Gumption. Following its January release, she embarked on an extensive criss-cross of the US with friends and label-mates Porches and Alex G, taking in a 7-show stint at SXSW and wrapping up with two shows in New York – Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom. Your Friend has also toured with San Fermin this year.

Recently, Your Friend premiered a new cover of James Blake’s “Radio Silence” in anticipation of her August tour, with several dates opening for Kurt Vile. Out Of Town Films has also shared a new session recorded in Philadelphia earlier this year, which includes versions of “Come Back From It,” “Gumption,” and “UN.” The tour includes stops in San Diego, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Denver, and more.

Best Covers: Kula Shaker “Hush”

Una de les cançons més emblemàtiques dels anys 90 la varen bastir els britànics Kula Shaker… però la cosa era que es tractava d’una versió. ‘Hush’,”, és en realitat un tema original de 1967, escrit per Joe South per al cantante Billy Joe Royal. Abans de Kula Shaker, els Deep Purple versionaren la cançó  pel seu debut, i fins altres deu artistes l’han regravat. Els britànics que han tret recentment nou àlbum varen actuar en el passat Vida Festival.

Best Covers: Her “A Change Is Gonna Come”

We were introduced to French duo Her a while back for their minimal, romantic, ethereal debut EP, and we were blown away by their impressive mood-setting sound. Now, they are returning to us with a cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”, and, although completely different from what we have previously heard from them, it is equally—if not more—impressive. The vocals found within are beyond any descriptions we can come up with, and the range displayed is absolutely incredible. With deftly arranged, primitive-sounding production also to boot, what we are left with is a stunning, emotional, throwback-sounding song bound to bring nostalgia to many. The track was somewhat of an unexpected surprise, and although it doesn’t signify any future material from the two, they’ve definitely proved to us the how versatile their sound can be.

Best Covers: José González “Teardrop”

Il Dottore, el nostre cirugià musical ens duu aquesta setmana una preciosa versió. José González versionà els Massive Attack  en el seu segon àlbum In Our Nature. Teardrop fou publicada a  Europa, el 12 de novembre de 2007. La cançó original es troba en un dels grans discs dels Massive Attack, “Mezzanine”. El cantautor suec porta la cançó totalment el seu terreny dotant-la d’un aroma assossegat i una pulsió hipnòtica.

Best Covers: The Hillbilly Moon Explosion “Call Me”

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are Emanuela Hutter, vocals and rhythm guitar, Duncan James, lead guitar, Sylvain Petite, drums, and Oliver Baroni, bass and lead vocals. Formed as part of the Zurich rockabilly scene in 1998, they have wowed live audiences all over Europe. In recent years, their musical scope has been vastly extended from the originalrockabilly grooves to include elements of chanson, Americana, swing, and even mariachi.

“With Monsters and Gods” is released in the UK by Jungle Records. Says the band: “Why “With Monsters and Gods”? The song is about our demons and our love. Deep love. And the rest of the album is what can happen if you’re afraid of your demons and ignore them, which might lead you to “depression” and “desperation” and constantly being “down on your knees”.” The album contains the cover version Blondie’s “Call Me”.