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30 Fun Indie-Artist Covers of Pop Tunes

30 Fun Indie-Artist Covers of Pop Tunes
Covering a song can be tricky, but covering an extremely well-known song is downright dangerous. Most pop songs are either deeply loved or grossly hated and attempts to cover either can fall flat. We’ve compiled a list of the greatest pop covers by some of our favorite indie artists (taking liberties with the words “pop” and “indie”). 30. Ingrid Michaelson- “Toxic” (Britney Spears) Michaelson’s ukulele is a pleasant surprise in this rendition of Spears’ “Toxic,” coupled with her powerful vocals this song becomes surprisingly enjoyable. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. Related:  Música

New Indie Music - Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now, with Royal Bangs, Generationals, Surf City, Mazarin, Aztec Camera This week's curator: Mara Schwartz of Bug Music. By Mara Schwartz Every two weeks, titans of the mediasphere give Nerve their music recommendations. This week: Mara Schwartz of Bug Music. My life features a soundtrack of near-continual music, whether I'm deciding which of our company's artists to suggest for an upcoming film, checking out new songwriters we're considering signing, or just listening for pleasure. 1. This Nashville-based electro-indie trio takes all the cool hybridization of dance-punk bands like The Rapture and !!! Listen: "Poison Control" 2. Last year's debut from New Orleans act Generationals (which rose from the ashes of the indie-pop band The Eames Era) is all over the map, careening between '60s-inspired boy-group pop, wonderfully twee bounciness, and guitar-laden indie rock. Listen: "Nobody Could Change Your Mind" 3. Listen: "See How The Sun" 4. Listen: "Another One Goes By" 5. On the slight chance you're not wondering, "Who?" Listen: "All I Need Is Everything"

Album Reviews - The D.O.T – ‘And That’ October 19, 2012 The Streets meets The Music for an indie-rap-disco-pop-electronica crossover More Various Artists news, reviews, videos and tour dates Buy Various Artists music from Amazon Album Info October 22, 2012 The Beats Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey won't say what the name of their new collaboration, The D.O.T, stands for 8 / 10 What happens when the former frontman of a middling indie band no-one has cared about since 2005 and a rapper who created the sonic blueprint for a generation hook up to make an album? In fact, the duo – who first worked together on The Streets’ 2011 LP ‘Computers And Blues’ – have made a record full of rap, disco, indie, pop and electronica. Brown is one of two guest vocalists on the song (electro-popper Claire Maguire also has a cameo), but on most of ‘And That’ Skinner shares singing duties with Harvey. Perhaps the biggest surprise, though, is the rejuvenation of Robert Harvey. Previous Album Review : Egyptian Hip Hop – ‘Good Don’t Sleep’ More Various Artists

The Roots Of... The Libertines - NME Blogs No great band is born without a struggle and no great records are born in a vacuum. For every artist whose ideas makes your wig spin there are a huge pile of influences - from specks of colour to swathes of sound - that delivered them to that point. And this where The Roots Of... comes in. Each week we’ll take a band, pull apart the threads that make them who they are and build a Spotify playlist from those influences... This week: The Libertines! The Written Word For Doherty, poetry came before music, be it the art and symbolism of William Blake, the incomparably witty Oscar Wilde, the transcendent William Butler Yeats, the masterful, defiant Siegfried Sassoon and the Beat poets of Allen Ginsberg’s “Libertine Circle” like William Burroughs, Joan Vollmer (who later became psychotic from Benzedrine abuse), Lucien Carr and Jack Kerouac who so influenced Bob Dylan. Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down Adventure Capital Pop Not Pop Rain makes everything better. 100 Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music UPDATE 12/10/13: We’ve released a follow-up to this post with 100 More Ways to Discover and Enjoy Music. Prepare yourself for another dose of Monday roundup madness! It’s time for another crazily comprehensive, yet carefully curated, look at an entire industry–the music industry to be specific. This if the first in a two-part series on the music industry which will conclude next week. This week’s focus is on the consumer side of music. Below you’ll find the best resources for music fans including ways to discover new tunes, the best tools and services for creating a perfect music listening experience, tons of concert and live show resources, many ways to enhance Spotify, social tools for getting down with your friends, iPhone and Android music apps, music locker (cloud) services and finally some miscellaneous resources that you’re bound to love. You might also like: exfm – See what’s trending. There’s more to this article!

The Ultimate Road Trip Playlist — 50 Best Road Trip Songs | The Jetpacker No road trip is complete without a playlist of songs that capture the spirit of traveling on the open road. So we’ve compiled a list of the 50 best road trip songs . In order to make this be-all end-all totally definitive list that all other lists look up to, the songs had to meet the following criteria: a.) encompass the excitement and freedom of road tripping b.) make the time pass faster c.) keep you awake without the assistance of questionably legal pills named “No Doze” d.) contain lyrics so singable that you’ll legitimately consider trying out for the next “American Idol” e.) keep you distracted long enough to make you forget you need to pee (which subsequently means stopping at a heinous rest stop where the bathroom stalls are tagged with death threats and truckers hit on you) f.) drown out the sound of your annoying friend who complains about a developing deep vein thrombosis from being crammed in the backseat (tough it up!) 50. Tags: Music

Top 100 Best Acoustic Songs Ever -The Greatest of All Time | Acoustic Guitar Music | Here is a list of the best acoustic songs ever written. Acoustic music has come a long way over the years, so many are “oldies” and many are “newies.” We are basing this list off of historical album sales, the ever so objective factor of acoustic-ness, but mostly how easily they make us cry. They are mostly arranged in alphabetical order, by song – so make sure you check out the whole list! Feel free to give your input on suggestions, changes, discards, or songs we may have forgot about. Also, for those interested in a serious path to learning guitar, please see our trusted partner, Guitar Tricks: Click the links to listen to the songs. Listen 1-9 Listen 10-19 Listen 20-29 Listen 30-39 Listen 40-49 Listen 50-59 Listen 60-69 Listen 70-79 Listen 80-89 Listen 90-100 **ALPHABETICAL ORDER (Roughly)** 1. 3 AM – Matchbox 20 2. 10,000 Stones – Adrianne 3.

Five Albums You Should Be Listening to Right Now This week's curator: Chuck P, DJ for KCRW. Every two weeks, titans of the mediasphere give Nerve their music recommendations. This week: DJ Chuck P, of KCRW, whom you can join on his continuous search for what’s next on KCRW’s Music Blog. 1) High Highs, High Highs High Highs, from Brooklyn by way of Sydney, make music that’s light, airy, and easy to listen to. They remind me of what I love about both Tunng and the quieter moments from Blitzen Trapper, without sounding like either of those bands. Listen: Horses 2) Cough Cool, Clausen Despite being named after a Misfits song (they do an excellent cover of “Some Kinda Hate”), Cough Cool generally sounds nothing like the New Jersey hardcore pioneers. Listen: Suckers 3) Gauntlet Hair, Gauntlet Hair Tropicalia meets Animal Collective. Listen: Top Bunk 4) Zola Jesus, Conatus Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) puts her best instrument up front: her voice. Listen: Seekir 5) Yellow Ostrich, The Mistress Listen: Whale Parker...1001 Albums.. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Published in 2005 by Cassell Illustrated. Selected & written by 90 leading international critics, general editor Robert Dimery. ›› The 2008 Edition 1950s o Sinatra, Frank – In the Wee Small Hours o Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley (1956) o Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs of Life o Prima, Louis – Wildest o Domino, Fats – This is Fats o Ellington, Duke – At Newport (1956) o Sinatra, Frank – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! 1960s o Baez, Joan – Joan Baez (1960) o Presley, Elvis – Elvis is Back! 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s stereomood – emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities Classics Albums en 320 Yo soy de esos que destinan parte de su sueldo en comprar cd's originales todos los meses desde hace años. Clásicos, nuevos, viejos, raros, de todo un poco. Últimamente, por la crisis musical y compositiva que estamos viviendo en esta década, por los chascos que me lleve, y por el precio de los discos, compro menos y no sin antes bajarlo para chequear si por lo menos me gusta más de la mitad del disco (salvo excepciones de las bandas grosas!). Si es así, lo anoto en una listita para comprarlo y salgo en pos de ellos (?). Bueno, el cuento viene porque estoy ripeando mis cd's originales a 320Kbps para escuchar en el auto (con una notable diferencia para los oídos comparado con el usado 128kbps). A rockearla! Saludos AC/DC - Highway To Hell (1979) Rock!