It's been a while since listened to some covers together, hasn't it? Some of these are old and some are brand new. All of them scratch that covers itch.
You're the One That I Want (Olivia Newton John cover) - Lo-Fang Yes, this is a cover of the song from Grease, utterly transformed. It's mesmerizing and passionate and brilliant.
Don't Forget Me (Harry Nilsson cover) - The Head and the Heart This was previously covered in spectacular fashion by Neko Case on her 2009 album Middle Cyclone, but this song deserves a million great covers. "I'll miss you when I'm lonely. I'll miss the alimony, too," are some of the best lyrics ever.
Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover) - ASTR Dang, this cover is so fly. This NYC duo has recorded a perfect cover, possibly better than an aready great original. I just adore her voice.
No Children (Mountain Goats cover) - Meursault This is from Meursault's Kickstarter mini-album recorded to fund their SXSW trip. The Organ Grinder's Monkey is full of lovely covers like this one, the fiercest breakup song with the most rousing chorus. It sounds absolutely perfect with the touch of Scots flavor.