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Of Montreal Covers Collection

You Ain’t No Picasso has assembled over 50 cover songs that Of Montreal has done over the years. It’s a diverse collection, ranging from the obvious (Beatles, Kinks, Bowie) to the kooky (Sugarhill Gang, Boston, Spinal Tap). And, of course, they — like everybody else in 2006 — had a go at “Crazy” by Gnarls … Continue reading Of Montreal Covers Collection

Stream: Shadowplay – The Killers

Recorded for the soundtrack of the Ian Curtis biopic Closer, the Killers take on the 1979 classic “Shadowplay” and actually do a hell of a job. Lead singer (and King Twat) Brandon Flowers doesn’t make it easy for me to like this band, but I do. Stream: Shadowplay – The Killers Video after the jump.

Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit video

AOL’s Spinner blog has the video for Patti Smith’s cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from her latest album, Twelve (review). I like the banjo. Overall, a pretty successful cover. Creepy video, too. Watch it after the jump.

Pete and Carl Recording Together

Ex-Libertines bandmates Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are reportedly recording a version of the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” for a BBC2 special. According to the NME, the radio station has gathered a whole host of artists to record the album, which was relased 40 years ago this month. Tasty. Previously: A ton of … Continue reading Pete and Carl Recording Together

Patti Smith – Gimme Shelter

Patti Smith – “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover) from Twelve, due April 24 on Columbia. Previously: Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) and Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights. Full P.R. babble after the jump…

Brent Runyon – Bring the Noise

“Bring the Noise” by Brent Runyon, This American Life contributor and author of The Burn Journals (excerpt). Chuck D would be proud. Or maybe not. Via bb. [Link updated 4-28-2015 thanks to the Wayback Machine.]