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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,215 views]
Eels by Larry Hirshowitz

Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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Lily and Madeleine Cover “Sea of Love”

Posted June 25, 2014 by | 3 Comments | 2,632 views]
Lily and Mad by Larry 2 crop

Teenage sisters Lily and Madeleine have a maturity that transcends their years.
They played an impressive live set of original songs on Morning Becomes  Eclectic, including a brand new track called “Hold Onto Now” (from their forthcoming album due in October) before closing with their version of the frequently covered track “Sea of Love”. (Find the full set here)

When Jason Bentley and I saw it …

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Chet Faker Covers Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”

Posted June 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,583 views]
Chet Faker by Larry Hirshowitz

 
Australian singer/songwriter/producer/avid tweeter Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker broke into the collective consciousness of music fans with his cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity when it was featured in a 2013 Superbowl commercial for Beck’s beer.
During his recent visit to the KCRW studios in support of his debut full-length album “Built On Glass,” he talked to Jason about the song that propelled his career and …

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Rodrigo y Gabriela Cover Radiohead’s “Creep”

Posted May 15, 2014 by | 4 Comments | 1,850 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

This week we aired a thrilling private concert from the Apogee Studio by two of the world’s premier guitarists, Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
The unlikely story of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s ascension into the worlds of pop music, classically trained musicians, and even world music start in Mexico City but swiftly travel to Dublin, Ireland where they found their first following.
The two found a common bond in …

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Pixies Cover “In Heaven” from Eraserhead

Posted May 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,019 views]
Pixies by Larry Hirshowitz

David Lynch‘s “Eraserhead“ is regarded as having a huge influence on many highly regarded directors including “The Shining”‘s Stanley Kubrick. The 1977 surrealist film was the first full length movie by the legendary director and it was even including in the  National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress.
It’s soundtrack consisted of two songs both of which largely employed the use of …

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Dan Croll Covers Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “Hello My Baby”

Posted April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,598 views]
Dan Croll by Larry Hirshowitz

This week’s installment of We’ve Got It Covered is a tiny bit of a stretch since it’s more of a re-working or re-imagining of a song than a straight cover.
Still though, on his debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the U.K. artist recounted the story of how he came to find “Hello My Baby” and actually work with the legendary African a capella group …

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DeVotchKa Covers Neil Young’s “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 5,768 views]
DeVotchKa by Larry Hirshowitz

Released in 1970 as a single, “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” was Neil Young’s first top 40 song and was included in the iconic third album in Young’s catalog, “After The Gold Rush”.
Some stories differentiate a bit on the genesis of the song, but the most romantic is that it was written for Graham Nash after his split with Joni Mitchell.
It’s one of …

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Dom La Nena Covers The National’s “Start A War”

Posted March 26, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 2,760 views]
Dom La Nena by Larry Hirshowitz

 
Dom La Nena was only five years old when she began playing the cello.
Born in Brazil, she moved to Paris with her father while he received his doctorate. Upon moving back to South America, she found a mentor for her passion, who at the time was working in Argentina. She was allowed to study under the “Goddess of Cello” Christine Walevska, for several years …

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Nick Waterhouse Covers The Seeds’ “Pushin’ Too Hard”

Posted March 19, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,633 views]
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The Seeds‘ single “Pushin’ Too Hard“ was released in 1965 and although it didn’t see any time in the Billboard charts right away, it climbed to number 35 when it was re-released later that year.
I guess you could say “Pushin’ Too Hard” was a euphemism about timing.
The Seeds were Southern California through and through, ushering a new era of psych-rock and experimenting with sounds …

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Jetta Covers Banks’ “Waiting Game”

Posted March 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,008 views]
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Aside from having terrible artist names for internet searches, Banks & Jetta have one more striking similarity that’s hard to deny.
Big voices.
Yes, they’re both female and yes they’re both young and relatively new comers, but those are happenstance. The pure power generated by Jetta and the restrained energy of Banks add two more to the growing list of young talent not looking to hide …

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