The A.V. Club strikes again! They’ve begun another edition of their “Undercover” series, which you might rememberfromlast year. This time around, they kicked it off with Iron & Wine covering the classic George Michael ballad, “One More Try”. You can find it here and while you’re at it, scope out the upcoming covers because the list is FANTASTIC.
Another bit of awesome is that the A.V. Club is using the new track from a band I absolutely LOVE, Maritime, as the theme music for this series of Undercover. Their new album, “Human Hearts,” comes out on April 5th and I am super stoked about it. The boys braved an actual blizzard to shoot this video; no special weather machines necessary. I friggin’ love this track and cannot wait to hear the rest of the album next week!
The ol’ A.V. Club is at it again, hosting a bunch of artists to do covers in their tiny, circular room. This time around, it’s a holiday theme and The Walkmen do a fine job of covering the classic “Holiday Road” from National Lampoon’s Vacation. It’s technically not a “holiday” song, but “holiday” is in the title, so that’s got to count for something, right? Find it here.
The ever magical, ever Icelandic Jónsi has a DVD of his amazing live show out, and it would make a lovely gift for an awesome-music-loving friend or family member this holiday season. During his tour, he also premiered a few new songs and you can download one of them here.
White Lies hails from London and pay homage to Henry Thomas‘s most iconic role in E.T. in their video for “Bigger Than Us”. I remember watching this scene and being pretty freaked out as a kid, but my love of Resse’s Pieces lingers to this day. Way to go product placement!
The A.V. Club continues, and this week featured Superchunk covering “In Between Days“, which might be my all-time favourite Cure song. Superchunk has a new album coming out in September and is touring in support. They’ll be in town here in Vancouver on October 13. It’s their first album in nearly a decade, and they ARE Superchunk, so it’s kind of a big deal.
The new vid from Holy Ghost! is nothing to get excited about, but I do really enjoy this track. I feel like it should have some footage of 80’s cop-dramas cut together to go along with it, but that’s just me.
Robyn has been blowing up for a while now, however, like Journey before her, life on the road is lonely.
Here’s a little connect-the-dots for you. Owen Pallett elected to do “Game of Pricks” for this series, which was covered previously by Jimmy Eat World, whose song “A Praise Chorus” featured a vocal cameo by former tourmate, Davey von Bohlen. That song also paid homage to some classic songs, just like this little project is doing. Suck on THAT, Kevin Bacon!