Some kind readers send me the rip of Of Montreal’s cover of the White Stripes as soon as I posted a request for it. You guys are great. Too bad I spaced on posting it until today. But better late than never. Here’s Of Montreal tackling the classic White Stripes song.
PCC fans who preorder the new album have a special treat in store for them. The band recorded a covers EP that they’ll give you gratis with any preorder. So put in your order now and grab covers of the Kinks, Frank Zappa, Thin Lizzy and more!
It’s no secret that I love covers. And really, I doubt there’s a bigger debt owed by cover lovers in the 2010s than that to The Onion’s AV Club. This cover of the White Stripes’ “Fell In Love with a Girl” by Of Montreal is the product of that wonderful project. Thanks to Cover Me for the tip.
There are many reasons to live in Big Cities. One is that Sonora, Kentucky is never going to have a show like what happened last night in New York. All sorts of critically acclaimed indie/alternative bands got together to cover punk classics to honor the 10th anniversary of Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. There are some expected covers like Ted Leo covering Minor Threat, Dirty Projectors doing Black Flag and Titus Andronicus doing the Replacements… but this cover of Big Black’s “Kerosene” by St Vincent takes the cake. I could sleep for the next ten hours and have had a fantastic day just from this video. Cute little Annie screaming out “there’s kerosene around, find something to do” is just insanely great.
Watch a bunch of other videos from the night over at Cover Me.
Finally! I knew they’d been doing this one on their spring tour, but had never seen video or audio proof of it until today. Here’s Of Montreal covering “My Funny Valentine,” sung by their drummer Clayton! Thanks to TBP for the video.
Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from Two Gallants, but that could just mean that I haven’t been giving them my full attention. Here’s a great way to jump back into focus: a cover of Abner Jay’s “Im So Depressed.”
After a generous donation of five covers by E6 Townhall member Freek, the Of Montreal Covers Archive is a little closer to being complete. Everything from the Beatles and Jackson 5 to Buffalo Springfield and Bat for Lashes. Check it out!
I have this terrible habit of leaving 7+ tabs open in Chrome as I’m browsing. It’s like a weird to-do list from the internet. Right now I have tabs open about travel, two about making a favicon, a recipe I want to try, a Pitchfork story, an interesting cover … and this song from Shaky Snakes that I first listened to on Friday. So even though I have some wildly inefficient ways of getting things done, in a weird way it helps me check out great new music like this.
MP3:Shaky Snakes – It Sure is Fun in the City
There’s a weird lesson to be learned from me finding, enjoying and posting about Shaky Snakes. The first time he emailed me there was no subject and I never opened it. The next time he emailed me with the subject “haze pop” and I opened it immediately. The first thing to learn from that is that you should always put a good subject on your emails. The second is that Shaky Snakes are some good, hazy pop music.