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It's been almost two months since the first installment of the "Cover Me Playlist Series," and from looking at the numbers, many people seemed to enjoy it enough to make this an on-going playlist series. Who doesn't love a great cover song? There are thousands of them, many that a lot of people don't know about.

This playlist features just released, and recently released, cover songs from some of indie and alternative rock's most popular artists. In fact, on The Killers' new EP, Spacemen, the band covers "Four Winds" by Bright Eyes. The Chairs perform a popular Bon Iver song. The Black Keys do a take on a long lost track from The Kinks.

Also, check out Slaraffenland's cover of a classic new wave hit from the 80s and Serena Ryder's heart-felt cover of Band of Horses' "The Funeral." Ryder's music is not my kind of stuff, but she does a nice cover of one of my favorite recent songs from one of my favorite bands of this decade.

"Four Winds" (Bright Eyes) - The Killers
The Killers website

"Flume" (Bon Iver) - The Chairs
The Chairs on MySpace

"Act Nice and Gentle" (The Kinks) - The Black Keys
The Black Keys website

"Take On Me" (A-ha) - Slaraffenland
Slaraffenland on MySpace

"The Funeral" (Band of Horses) - Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder on MySpace

See the first playlist installment for this series

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   April 28, 2009   


At 4:57 PM , Anonymous Meredith :) said...

Did anybody else hear Brandon Flowers scream "It breaks"??
Wow, that was amazing. O.o


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