Single Minded: MGMT Do Talking Heads, Van Halen at Devo Speed

September 4th, 2009 by J. Edward Keyes Leave a reply »

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Jay-Z, “Hate” [Aziz Ansari Remix]
The funniest thing about Ansari’s “remix” of Jay’s track is how convincingly he plays obnoxious DJ. Could it be that every annoying mixtape MC is just a frustrated stand-up comic?

Wheedle’s Groove, “Jesus Christ Pose” [Soundgarden Cover]
This week’s must hear — A scorching R&B cover of Soundgarden’s “Jesus Christ Pose” that gets to the song’s unlikely spiritual center. Your grunge Gospel revival begins here — an absolute revelation.

MGMT, “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)” [Talking Heads Cover]
Somewhere along the line, covering this song became a requirement for all bands hoping to become the next big indie thing. Hear that, Passion Pit? Time to start working on those “Whoaah”s.

Van Halen, “I’ll Wait” [Devo Speed]
Some crafty computer-savvy individual managed to speed up Van Halen’s “I’ll Wait” while retaining the song’s original pitch, making it sound like Dave & Co. are, in fact, burning their way through a Devo song. We don’t know how this was done, but then we don’t know how they get the filling inside a Hot Pocket, either, and that doesn’t make them any less delicious.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Little Shadow” [Acoustic]
The YYY’s un-digitize this gorgeous It’s Blitz ballad, making it sound stately and proper, suitable for weddings and graduations.


Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily

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