Covers

The Jaded Hearts Club is the supergroup consisting of Matt Bellamy (of Muse), Graham Coxon (of Blur), Miles Kane (of The Last Shadow Puppets), Nic Cester (of Jet), Sean Payne (of The zutons) and Jamie Davis (of Transcopic)

They first formed just to play some Beatles covers at a birthday party but have now become the real thing releasing some official recordings covering classic songs. Last month we got a cover of the Isley Brothers’ “Nobody But Me.” Now they’re back with a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me)”.
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It’s not just known for its perfect placement in The Breakfast Club, but Simple Minds 80s classic “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” still stands the test of time for good reason. Portland-based recording artist Matt Lande thinks so as the artist has recently released his own cover of the 80s staple.

While the cover may not be the most “adventurous,” it’s a wonderful ode to Simple Minds and everything that makes the track so beloved to this very day.

Find a bit from Lande about his decision to cover the song below:
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The National have covered INXS’ “Never Tear Us Apart” as a part of the compilation Songs for Australia, featuring covers of Australian acts in order to benefit the fire-stricken country’s rehabilitation efforts. The compilation will be released on March 12th via BMG and was helmed by Australian folk-pop singer Julia Stone.

The band stays true to the spirit of the original while offering up their own National-esque twists that make it a good tribute but also distinctly enough their own to make it a more than a worthwhile cover.

Enjoy the cover below.

Mercvrial – “Pink Frost” (The Chills cover)

By Will Oliver, September 1st 2019

Hailing from Mexico, California, Wisconsin, and Virginia, Mercvrial is an group that has mixed the elements of shoegaze, dream-pop, and early-’80s quasi-psychedelic tendencies to create something very much of their own.

They’re back with their new EP, The Stars, Like Dust, which includes a cover of The Chills’ “Pink Frost.” The band tap into the melancholic feeling of the original and bring their own new take on the track while also staying very true to the heart and soul of its DNA. It has a lush and dreamy feeling to it, one that hits home perfectly.

Enjoy a stream of the cover below.
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British singer-songwriter Chloe Foy is finishing up her current tour in the UK, with a few days of shows left remaining. The talented musician has recently returned with a lovely brand new single with “Oh You Are Not Well,” which further showcases her talent as a pure and true songwriting talent.

“Oh You Are Not Well” immediately strikes you with her passionate vocals and intricate delivery and well-crafted lyrics. It’s a track that soars and soars to new heights with every step of the way.

Then there’s her pretty cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” a song that is certainly not in shortage of covers. This is a faithful cover that she still adds enough of her own mix to make it a worthy addition to the collection of covers.

Enjoy both “Oh You Are Not Well” and her take of “Fade Into You” below.
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The Hannah Barberas – “Look, Know”

By Will Oliver, January 28th 2019

British indie rockers The Hannah Barberas have given us a steady flow of new tunes since last summer, including a few originals as well as an EP of Christmas tunes.

They’ve kept the tunes coming strong in 2019, with a cover of The Fall’s “Look, Know.” The cover comes in tribute to Mark E. Smith, timed to release a year since his passing last year.

Enjoy a listen to the cover below and find the track available to purchase over at their Bandcamp.
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Morrissey at Kings Theatre (September 24, 2016)

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2016 — with 1 comment

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This Saturday, September 25, the legendary Morrissey returned to us in New York for a sold out performance at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, a much more intimate performance that his show at Madison Square Garden last summer.

It’s been two year since the release of his last album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, but Morrissey’s setlist at Kings was still heavily loyal to the album, along with the usual favorites from his solo career (“Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Irish Blood, English Heart”). Being a smaller show, you had plenty of Morrissey die-hards quite literally rushing the stage trying to deliver a huge or a personal gift to Morrissey, only to be taken down by his well-placed and quick-moving personal security guards that stand to his side on both direction.
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Temporary Hero – “Dumb” (Nirvana Cover)

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2016

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Portland indie pop/experimental artist Temporary Hero has returned with a new EP titled You’re About to Have Your Hands Full. The EP is full of surprises such as a left-field electronic cover of Nirvana’s “Dumb.” It’s definitely not the sort of cover that you originally picture when you hear “Nirvana cover” but they take your expectations and offers something from a different point of view that works in its own way.

Find their cover of “Dumb” posted below.
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On Halloween 2015, I made my first ever first to the Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, New Jersey, to see Sufjan Stevens one more time before he wrapped up the first leg of the tour for his stunning 2015 album, Carrie & Lowell (released via Asthmatic Kitty).

Even though I saw him three times earlier this year (at the Beacon Theatre, Kings Theatre, and Newport Folk Festival respectively) the Loew’s show was able to stand out on its own, just as all the other shows did. Although a majority of the songs we got were the same, their impact and emotional weight changed for both Sufjan and the audience. These are songs that speak to you differently based on your own emotional state and being, which makes their impact one that evolves and is forever changing. It also helps that the band give the material a more grand and experimental take live that is vastly different from the more stripped down recorded versions.
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