Entries in covers (22)


James Blake Performs 'Vincent'

Don McLean's 1971 song 'Vincent' is a bittersweet tribute to Vincent Van Gogh.  McLean was inspired after reading a book about the life of the artist, and the song has just been revisited by one of the most inspiring artists of our time.  This video captures James Blake performing 'Vincent' live in the studio, and gives new life to a beautiful song about a legendary artist.

James Blake 'Vincent' from James Blake on Vimeo.

'Vincent' described in McLean's own words: "In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. I was sitting on the veranda one morning, reading a biography of Van Gogh, and suddenly I knew I had to write a song arguing that he wasn’t crazy. He had an illness and so did his brother Theo. This makes it different, in my mind, to the garden variety of 'crazy’ – because he was rejected by a woman [as was commonly thought]. So I sat down with a print of Starry Night and wrote the lyrics out on a paper bag."

Hear the Don McLean's original version of 'Vincent' here


Indie88 Presents THE OC Covering Their Tracks AUG 2 at THE HORSESHOE


 So this is happening! A GIGANTIC cast of incredible musicians are joining forces with Indie88 to cover the dozens of tracks we loved from the seminal televison dramedy The OC. So many of our favorites are involved with this from Lou Canon to Kirty and Matt from Fast Romantics, Rich Aucoin, Spencer Burton and SO many more! AND! It's for an amazing cause! Check out the info and a few vids of tunes we hope to see live!


THE OC: Covering Their Tracks
featuring “The Bait Shop Backing Band”
presented by Indie88
August 2, 2017
The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
Tickets: $15/advance or $20/door





Our 10 Favorite Marvel Hip Hop Variant Covers

Marvel are branding and cross promotion masters.  They are always dropping fresh, innovative ideas that keep things beyond current and ahead of the curve.  This new wave of hip hop Variant covers are blowing minds left and right, and you can check out the whole list here - but here are our ten favorites.


10. The Roots x The Avengers

9. Ironman x 50 Cent

8. Wolverine x DMX

7. Drax x Kid Cudi

6. Howard The Duck x ODB

5. Thor x Madvillain

4. Ironman x GZA

3.  X Men x De La Soul

2. Spiderman x A Tribe Called Quest

1. Guardians Of The Galaxy x The Pharcyde


Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) covers Spoon 'Inside Out'

A favorite playing a favorite.  This is weird and amazing.


Tropics cover Little Dragon 'Let Go'

Chris Ward is about to release his second album as Tropics.  To help usher in 'Rapture' he's got a bright, bold new single and this one comes in the form of a Little Dragon cover.  'Let Go' was originally released on the album 'Nabuma Rubberband', and has now become a laidback piano driven effort.  It's an example of the lush sounds created by Tropics, and has us ready for the release of 'Rapture' in March.  Preorder