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Covers Folk Indie JayeL Audio Mixtape Rock

JayeL Audio 2-16-15 ft St. Vincent, Hozier, Lord Huron, Osca & more

2014 was a solid year for music, most of us could probably agree. Although I don’t know if there were as many big names returning with new work so early in the year as there are in 2015. Just last week alone, Hot Chip, Florence & the Machine, Alabama Shakes and Great Lake Swimmers all […]

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Blues Dance Electronic Folk Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Mixtape remix

MIXTAPE: JayeL Audio 10-23-14 ft The Lone Bellow, Karen Harding, Walk The Moon, Chet Faker & more

I’ve received four notices to put out a mixtape and they were all absolutely correct that I was overdue. Hopefully 35 tracks of new indie, dance, pop, folk and remixes will suffice for October. This month’s mix decidedly leans toward the folk and indie rock end of the musical spectrum, which tends to occur seasonally. […]

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Covers Indie

COVER: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr – Revelation Blues (The Tallest Man On Earth)

Kristian Matsson aka The Tallest Man On Earth may not seem like an obvious artist for Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr to cover. However, “Revelation Blues” is more of a spirited, melodic track, not the sparse, acoustic narratives that fill much of Matsson’s catalog. DEJJ’s cover expounds upon that energy with an uptempo and harmony-filled synth […]

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Covers Dance Electronic remix

COVER/REMIX: Chet Faker – Lover (Sonia Dada cover/WKND remix)

Remixes of covers happen, but it has certainly been awhile since I enjoyed one this much. Death To The Throne’s mash-up/remix of Lykke Li’s “Knocked Up” cover comes to mind and that was over 4 years ago. This discovery surpasses that execution by miles. See if you can follow me here. Aussie electronic singer/songwriter Chet […]

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Covers Indie

The Night VI – Drops (Naked Noise Rework)

I’m beginning to think London sextet The Night VI might need to put an album/EP of entirely acoustic covers. They wowed last year earlier this year with their take on Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin’ Bout You” and the acoustic rendition of their own track “Sienna” was particularly stirring. Now Sophie-Rose Harper and co. have tackled Jungle’s […]

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Covers

COVER: Penguin Prison – All Night Long (Lionel Richie)

“All Night Long” continues to be one of my favorite ’80’s anthems and I must not be alone as Mr. Richie has made appearances at big fests like Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits in the past year. Penguin Prison obviously is a fan as he just released a faithful cover with plenty of synth and […]

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Covers Indie Pop

machineheart – Chocolate (The 1975 cover)

I’ve heard some people avoid The 1975 due to the lead singer sounding like Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy. While I can hear some similarity, I personally enjoy both of those bands, so quit hatin’. Even if you can’t get into The 1975’s sound, you have to appreciate their penchant for crafting solid hits […]