Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Rosie June – When It’s Over (Sugar Ray Cover)

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Man, this has been a busy week in music — I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Anyway… Rosie June has so far been one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets, but we figure that isn’t going to last much longer. Here she gives Sugar Ray’s “When It’s Over” a torchy, haunting makeover.

Acoustic, Canadian, Country, Covers, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] HONEY ROSE – COVERS: Volume One

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cover

Peter Gardner, lead singer of Hawk and Steel, had an idea: team up with folk singer Sydney Batters, rent a warehouse and then, with little rehearsal, just record their favourite folk-rock songs. Simple. Earnest. Brilliant. The pair lovingly render versions of classics by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and Guy Clark. The rustling of fabric, the odd missed note, a false start and some traffic noise merely add to the honesty of the effort.

Alternative, Blues, Canadian, Covers, Folk, Listen, Music, Soul

[LISTEN] COLD SPECKS – WE KNOW WHO U R

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cold specks

We’re big fans of Cold Specks, so it’s always a thrill when she drops a new single. “We Know Who U R” is a cover of Nick Cave’s song from last year, which Spx sings in her own unique way.

Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GREYS – NOISE OF CARPET

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
greys

The noisy Greys do a noisy version of “Noise of Carpet”, originally by Stereolab.

Canadian, Covers, Electropop, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] BLUNDERSPUBLIK – REASON

No Comments 06 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
kittens and shit

“Reason” is a cover of a Hushfeed song. It appears on ‘Kittens and Shit’, a tribute to the bands of 1990’s Winnipeg by Blunderspublik.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Covers, Music

[Album Review] Grey Lands- Songs By Other People

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
grey-lands

Rating:

Release Date: August 12th, 2014
Label: Paper Bag Records

I enjoy an interesting cover song as much as the next person, but I have rarely been inclined to review an entire record of them. Once in while, however, a covers album comes along that is more than just a tribute – it makes an artistic statement of its own. Such is the case with the aptly titled ‘Songs By Other People’ by Grey Lands, a side project of Cuff the Duke leader singer Wayne Petti.

I have no idea what induced Petti to pick these particular songs but it was an inspired move. With the exception of “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore” (OK, and maybe “Girl from the North Country”) these tunes are pretty obscure, but damn they are all excellent. I’d be just as happy with a collection of the originals. Then again, that would just be someone’s personal mixtape and, yeah, what’s the point in that? Continue Reading

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] By Divine Right- Just Can’t Get Enough (Depeche Mode Cover)

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
bydivineright
This fall By Divine Right is releasing a tribute album of Depeche Mode’s Speak and Spell. Stream “Just Can’t Get Enough” now.

Canadian, Covers, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] GREY LANDS – OUTTA MY HEAD

No Comments 24 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
grey lands

Hey, here’s another album title that explains everything: ‘Songs By Other People’ by Grey Lands (a.k.a. Wayne Petti) is, you guessed it, an album of covers. This one is the quirky “Outta My Head” by M. Ward. It features Hayden and also some excellent guitar. Lovely stuff.

Acoustic, Canadian, Covers, Music, Watch

[WATCH] Sarah Harmer — Odessa (Caribou cover)

No Comments 21 August 2014

By Nele Van Aerde

So I get really excited about the Polaris Music Prize every year, but this year they’ve upped the ante with the Polaris Cover Sessions. There will be three releases from albums that have made the short-list in the past: Sarah Harmer will cover Caribou’s “Odessa” Whitehorse will cover The New Pornographers’ “Bones Of An Idol” and Great Lake Swimmers will cover Sarah Harmer’s “I’m A Mountain”.

The first release is here and it’s gorgeous. Only 31 more days until the Polaris gala!

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] Alex Calder- Covers

No Comments 13 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
alexcalder
Sorry for the NSFWish cover, but Alex Calder covered Bjork and Breeders and it was awesome.

Canadian, Covers, Music, Watch

[Watch] Bear Mountain- Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears Cover)

No Comments 02 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Bear Mountain teamed up with Scion Sessions for this playful Tears for Fears cover.

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] Metz- I’m a Bug (Urinals Cover)

No Comments 03 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

ICYMI Metz did this killer cover of Urinals “I’m A Bug”.

Canadian, Covers, Music

Download Quick Before It Melts’ DOMINIONATED

No Comments 01 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
dominonated
Happy Canada’s Day! Our friends at Quick Before It Melts announced the coolest compilation today. It consists of current artists covering their favourite Canadian tunes from the 80s and 90s. Here’s the tracklist:

 

THE ALMIGHTY RHOMBUS Violent Dreams (Thrush Hermit)
ARCHERY GUILD Hold Tight (Gino Soccio)
CANVAS Andromeda (Zuckerbaby)
EXPWY featuring Julia Pessoa All Uncovered (The Watchmen)
FARRAGOES Lust For Love (Images In Vogue)
GDANSK All the Things I Wasn’t (The Grapes of Wrath)
KASHKA Curious (Sandbox)
LEE HARVEY OSMOND Black Velvet (Alannah Myles)
JERRY LEGER Wonderin’ (Neil Young)
[MP.G] The Criminal (Sons of Freedom)
EAMON McGRATH Young Offenders (Constantines)
MEEKO CHEECH Two Lips, Two Lungs and One Tongue (NoMeansNo)
OLD ENGLISH featuring MERIVAL Coming Back To You (Leonard Cohen)
PENNY BLACKS Tinfoil (Limblifter)
THE PROVINCIAL ARCHIVE G Turns to D (Sloan)
NO ALOHA Fountains (The Nils)
SOME MINOR NOISE Broken Bones (Love Inc.)
STONETROTTER Eyes of a Stranger (Payola$)
TWIN LIBRARY Doesn’t Really Matter (Platinum Blonde)
TIMMINS&BLOOD The Ballad of Jacob Peck (John Bottomley)
VENUS SANS FUR Behind the Garage (Eric’s Trip)

To download head over to Quick Before It Melts. The compilation will only be available until November 24th, or exactly 147 days from today. Happy 147th to Canada!

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] Megan Bonnell- Not Dark Yet (Bob Dylan Cover)

No Comments 01 May 2014

by Tiana Feng
meganbonnell
Here’s a beautiful cover of Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet” by Megan Bonnell. She’s currently on tour in the US with Justin Nozuka.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] The Almighty Rhombus- The Good In Everyone (Sloan Cover)

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thealmightyrhombus
Check out The Almighty Rhombus covering Sloan! They’ll be playing CMW and have also made the regional finals in the CBC Searchlight contest.

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