Brooklyn-based Miss Tess & the Talkbacks put their own revisionist spin on material from artists as diverse as Neil Young, Randy Newman and Willie Nelson, among others, on this beautiful and soaring stop-gap affair of mostly covers and one original song.
Imitations proves once again that even after four decades in the game, Mark Lanegan is not an artist content to conform to expectations, but one that will continue crossing borders to indulge his muse.
And the award for "Self-Explanatory Album Title of the Year" goes to... Amanda Palmer, for Several Attempts to Cover Songs by The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed for Neil Gaiman as His Birthday Approaches.
The unique jazz guitarist talks about All We Are Saying -- his recent cover album of 16 John Lennon tunes -- as well as how the Beatles changed his life, and how back in the day, owning an instrument meant you were automatically in a band.
Seeking Major Tom is a sleek dog that's fallen in the swimming pool and doesn't deal well with the extra weight. It stumbles awkwardly around the kitchen knocking over chairs, stopping every once in a while to shake its paws miserably.
A North American release for the British singer-songwriter's 2004 album of cover versions. Williams provides feminine interpretations of nuanced male lyricism from the songbooks of Cohen, Young, Cobain, Malkmus and others.
The Marches remain one of indie-rock's best-kept secrets right now, but following up their debut full-length with an EP of nothing but covers (Adele, Thom Yorke) is a risky move -- but a brilliant one as well.