It’s Valentine’s Day. So while Hallmark is going to try to make me feel shitty about enjoying a hoppy beer and dinner in between two empty bar stools at some random local establishment this evening, I’m not going to let them. But love is indeed in the air courtesy of my 2012 obsession Chairlift. I recently reviewed their newest album Something in late January and now the duo is back at it again with perhaps the hottest track of 2012 covering Beyonce’s “Party” with Das Rascist’s Kool A.D. Featuring a funky beat from Patrick along with some devastatingly beautiful vocals from Caroline and a smooth verse from Kool, this track will have you restarting it as soon as it ends. Check it out below courtesy of Triple J Radio.
Written by Greg Dahman
On Tuesday, Raleigh, North Carolina’s The Rosebuds released a cover of Talking Heads’ “Road to Nowhere.” Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp don’t stray too far from the original, but why fuck with a good thing? Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good Talking Heads cover?! Stream the track below, and download it for free via The Rosebuds Bandcamp page.
Oupa is the side project of Yuck frontman Daniel Blumberg. We featured his cover of Smog’s “It’s Rough” in December. Mauro Remiddi of Porcelain Raft directed a video for the song. Oupa has returned, this time with Tony Crow of Lambchop and Silver Jews fame. Today, Boiled Egg released the duo’s cover of Porcelain Raft’s “Backwords” from the recently released Strange Weekend. The cover is stark and minimalist in comparison to the original, trading an undercurrent of distortion and synths for a simple piano line. The results showcase the strength of Remiddi’s writing and reaffirm my belief that Oupa is a project worth paying attention to. Listen below:
Written by Rob Peoni