Thursday, November 09, 2006

A god-awful small affair.

Wow, the week got away from me for a sec. Here is a mish-mash of foreign (in more than one sense of the word) or folky covers that have made me smile for whatever reason this week. Sorry I don't have more time (or inclination, more accurately) to write more right now. (I used the word more three times in that sentence. That's how guilty I feel for neglecting you all!)

  • Mummy the Peepshow "Fairytale in the Supermarket" (Raincoats cover)

  • Absurd Minds "Let the Music Play" (Shannon cover)

  • Kate Rogers "Here Comes Your Man" (Pixies cover)

  • Hanne Hukkelberg "Break My Body" (Pixies cover)

  • Frida (Anni-Frid Lyngstad of Abba) "Liv pa Mars" (Swedish David Bowie cover)

  • Hitomi Shimatani "Papillon" (aka "Doesn't Really Matter") (Japanese Janet Jackson cover)

  • David Kitt "Teenage Riot" (Sonic Youth cover)

  • Joshua Radin "Only You" (Yaz/Yazoo cover)

  • Neena Foundry "Indiana Wants Me" (R. Dean Taylor cover)
    Now-defunct Bloomington, IN band. (Members went on to bands such as Old Pike, The Brand Plastic and Pony Boy, among others, I'm sure.)


    And the three following songs are from what is currently my favorite Depeche Mode tribute album, DMDK: A Danish Celebration of Depeche Mode:
  • Sterling "Nyt Liv (New Life)" (Danish Depeche Mode cover)

  • CPH Jet "Just Can't Get Enough" (Depeche Mode cover)

  • Mikael Simpson "Det er Ligemeget (It Doesn't Matter Two)" (Danish Depeche Mode cover)


    Also check out local band The Grackles' cover of Billy Bragg's "A New England" here, which was mixed by Carl Saff, formerly of Bloomington, IN band Pencil.

    Likewise, there are a handful of pretty covers available for download on Liz Durrett's MP3 page, my favorite of which is the Vic Chesnutt duet of "Somewhere" from West Side Story.
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