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LITTLE DRAGON “Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)” (Crystal Waters Cover) STREAM

Little Dragon

If this doesn’t take it back, I don’t know what will. I used to jam Crystal Waters’ “Gypsy Woman” all the time back in middle school. Yes, that far back. How old am I? The world may never know… anyways, Little Dragon’s rendition came live during a gig at Ibiza. The cover literally brings back the same emotion and energy that the original had. Yukimi Nagao did a great job in bringing back the soulful vibe Crystal Waters’ vocals had. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen Little Dragon live but I hope they bust out this jam next time I do. And oh yes, if you haven’t gotten it yet their new album Ritual Union is ace! Thanks to Pretty Much Amazing for the tip.

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THIS IS IVY LEAGUE "Crown of Love" (Acarde Fire Cover) MP3

This Is Ivy League

So Arcade Fire recently won the Grammys’ “Album of The Year” pushing the “indies” into the forefront and having mainstream audiences wonder “who?” Well, either way their sales skyrocketed after the announcement. Hopefully the win will also push other indie artists to receive some of the limelight and increase buyer awareness that there is much more music other there than what they’ve been spoon fed for decades.

A band that was thoroughly missed due to their duties in another act (Cobra Starship) was This Is Ivy League. The Brooklyn duo had a hit with their self-titled debut that contained hits such as “The Richest Kids.” But one of their earlier recordings was a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love” from their album Funeral. It was a somber acoustic song that recalled their influences of Simon & Garfunkel and Kings of Convenience. It was a beautiful interpretation of one of Arcade Fire’s hits.

MP3: “Crown of Love (Arcade Fire Cover)

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THIS IS IVY LEAGUE “Crown of Love” (Acarde Fire Cover) MP3

This Is Ivy League

So Arcade Fire recently won the Grammys’ “Album of The Year” pushing the “indies” into the forefront and having mainstream audiences wonder “who?” Well, either way their sales skyrocketed after the announcement. Hopefully the win will also push other indie artists to receive some of the limelight and increase buyer awareness that there is much more music other there than what they’ve been spoon fed for decades.

A band that was thoroughly missed due to their duties in another act (Cobra Starship) was This Is Ivy League. The Brooklyn duo had a hit with their self-titled debut that contained hits such as “The Richest Kids.” But one of their earlier recordings was a cover of Arcade Fire’s “Crown of Love” from their album Funeral. It was a somber acoustic song that recalled their influences of Simon & Garfunkel and Kings of Convenience. It was a beautiful interpretation of one of Arcade Fire’s hits.

MP3: “Crown of Love (Arcade Fire Cover)

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NEON INDIAN "Children of The Revolution" (T. Rex Cover) MP3

Neon Indian

I used to love T. Rex back in the day. This morning over on Pitchfork, I saw that Neon Indian took a chance on covering his “Children of The Revolution.” Well, I’m not too sure if this warped and twisted dissection of the song is sitting well with me. Even though Marc Bolan himself was a bit of an oddity, his music had a nice glisten over it. I do appreciate Neon Indian’s music and psychedelic musings, but this cover just isn’t for me. If you’re a big fan of Neon Indian you’ll dig his interpretation.

MP3: “Children of The Revolution (T. Rex Cover)

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NEON INDIAN “Children of The Revolution” (T. Rex Cover) MP3

Neon Indian

I used to love T. Rex back in the day. This morning over on Pitchfork, I saw that Neon Indian took a chance on covering his “Children of The Revolution.” Well, I’m not too sure if this warped and twisted dissection of the song is sitting well with me. Even though Marc Bolan himself was a bit of an oddity, his music had a nice glisten over it. I do appreciate Neon Indian’s music and psychedelic musings, but this cover just isn’t for me. If you’re a big fan of Neon Indian you’ll dig his interpretation.

MP3: “Children of The Revolution (T. Rex Cover)

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WAKEY! WAKEY! "Say It Ain't So" (Weezer Cover) MP3

Wakey! Wakey!

Mike Grubs aka WAKEY! WAKEY! will finally release his debut full-length Silent As A Movie December 12. But knowing what it takes to penetrate the blogsphere there is usually something bloggers love to post. What’s that you ask? Covers of course! Bloggers love posting something “different” or “exclusive” and usually they end up posting covers.

So in an effort to claim some of that sphere, WAKEY! WAKEY! has been releasing a cover song a week 10 weeks leading into the release of his debut. But this time he gave CMJ an exclusive. I’ve never heard too many covers of this song and I highly doubt I’ll ever find a cover that can top the original unless they’ve taken the effort to rearrange the song into some club thumpin’ electro tune. But what Mike Grubs did with Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” isn’t so bad.  Instead of the gut wrenching guitars he has dark and minimalist piano.  He has his slow tuned moody vocals that nicely lays over the piano.  Now though the dark vibe of the song can be transposed as heartfelt emotion, it just doesn’t seem to capture the beauty of the original.  River Cumos may have lost his touch for writing emotionally drenched pop songs, but “Say It Ain’t So” is a classic.

MP3: “Say It Ain’t So (Weezer Cover MP3)

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WAKEY! WAKEY! “Say It Ain’t So” (Weezer Cover) MP3

Wakey! Wakey!

Mike Grubs aka WAKEY! WAKEY! will finally release his debut full-length Silent As A Movie December 12. But knowing what it takes to penetrate the blogsphere there is usually something bloggers love to post. What’s that you ask? Covers of course! Bloggers love posting something “different” or “exclusive” and usually they end up posting covers.

So in an effort to claim some of that sphere, WAKEY! WAKEY! has been releasing a cover song a week 10 weeks leading into the release of his debut. But this time he gave CMJ an exclusive. I’ve never heard too many covers of this song and I highly doubt I’ll ever find a cover that can top the original unless they’ve taken the effort to rearrange the song into some club thumpin’ electro tune. But what Mike Grubs did with Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” isn’t so bad.  Instead of the gut wrenching guitars he has dark and minimalist piano.  He has his slow tuned moody vocals that nicely lays over the piano.  Now though the dark vibe of the song can be transposed as heartfelt emotion, it just doesn’t seem to capture the beauty of the original.  River Cumos may have lost his touch for writing emotionally drenched pop songs, but “Say It Ain’t So” is a classic.

MP3: “Say It Ain’t So (Weezer Cover MP3)

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The writer is based in New York and has run a small indie record label, was a former publicist and has done freelance publicity. The writer has penchant taste in music that lean towards pop. Whether that be indie pop, dance music or hip-hop.

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