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Nouvelle Vague
Cover Friday

Nouvelle Vague – I Melt With You

Posted September 25, 2011 by Annie Wagner

Made famous by the British post-punk, Modern English, Nouvelle Vague puts an alluring spin on this 80’s hit. Nouvelle Vague likes to twist a Bossa Nova beat and New Wave into a tasty pretzel for your ears. It makes me feel like I’ve pulled up a chair in a lounge bar in Paris in the […]

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New Multitudes – Talking Empty Bed Blues (lyrics by Woody Guthrie)

Posted March 23, 2012 by Kevin

There’s a good side, and a bad one, to collaborating with dead people. Jay Farrar found that out fast when he took on the task of putting his own music to lyrics by the late Woody Guthrie. On the one hand, the departed can’t argue back. On the other, “he’s not here to bounce ideas […]

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Holy Ghost
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Holy Ghost! – I Wanted to Tell Her (Ministry cover) [ft. Nancy Whang and the Juan MacLean]

Posted February 17, 2012 by Kevin

The industrial synth-pop of early Ministry is a solid touchstone for the DFA sound, so it’s only fitting that Holy Ghost! would rope in the Juan MacLean and Nancy Whang (also of LCD Soundsystem) for their take on one of the 80s stalwart’s first singles, “I Wanted to Tell Her”. Whang ably stands in for Shay Jones’ original guest vocals, delivering […]

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My Morning Jacket
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My Morning Jacket – Take My Breath Away

Posted October 14, 2011 by Wesley Warren

This sounds like one of those impossible cover songs that you’d see in the old days of Napster. I can’t tell you how many times I fell for downloading “Radiohead & Guns N’ Roses – Comfortably Numb.” But this one’s real, baby. So if you’ve ever had a hankering to hear Jim James belt 80’s […]

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Willie+Nelson
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Willie Nelson – Just Breathe (Pearl Jam) ft. Lukas and Micah Wilson

Posted September 21, 2012 by Kevin

Another example of how to pick and play a cover song.  Not a lot of variation from the original but there something uniquely Willie Nelson about it.  This coming off of Nelson’s 54th and latest studio album, “Heroes” that dropped May 15th.  

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