This tune (Just Friends and Lovers cover) - Robotra
Robotra add a lot of aggression to this JFAL earworm but not unpleasantly so.
Teenage spaceship (Smog Cover) - Sleep Sleep
Sleep Sleep recorded a second cover (after January’s Convertible cover) and once again it is great. Bill Callahan has nothing to do with Spiritualized and Sleep Sleep have nothing to do with Spiritualized but somehow their Teenage Spaceship version reminds me of… Spiritualized. This right here is bad music journalism but also the nicest thing I can imagine saying about a song, ever.
Pirate Jenny (Threepenny Opera) - Sir Tralala (live, Alberner Hafen, Danube, September 7th 2009)
I love the Threepenny Opera. When I was a kid, The Threepenny Opera (we had the version with Milva, Ute Lemper and Mario Adorf) was my favourite record and Seeräuber Jenny was my favourite song on it. I really like Sir Tralalas rendition but he cannot compete with the years (I was an obsessive kid) I spent listening to this on the family stereo, drawing in the living room.
Fijuka - Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)
Running Up That Hill ist einer der gefühlt am öftesten gecoverten Songs (Placebo, Chromatics, Patrick Wolf, zahlreiche YouTube Channels und - fragt uns nicht, woher wir das wissen, aber - Within Temptation). Trotzdem kann man sich das Fijuka Cover durchaus anhören, und es lässt die Spannung auf neues eigenes Material definitiv steigen.
Only love can break your heart (Neil Young) - Killed by 9V Batteries
Ever since reading Navid Kermanis “Das Buch der von Neil Young getöteten” that wonderfully connects sufism, Neil Young and fatherhood, I have a new-found appreciation for both Neil Young and Killed by 9V Batteries’ Neil Young covers. I used to find them too lo-fi, too amateurish but now I can see the charm and beauty in that
* Goldsoundz, Mile Me Deaf, Andreas Spechtl, K.U.N.T.Z., Just Friends and Lovers, Black Fox Tropikal, Touristen Tempo, Ant Car, A Thousand Fuegos, Der Nino aus Wien, Sex Jams, Margarent Unknown, Heef, Pilots
No Limit - Gin Ga
In their latest video, Gin Ga once again tell you how to pronounce their name and then proceed to sing a cover of an early 1990s eurodance song in what seems to be the contents of somebody’s garage.
I steh ibahaupt ned mea auf di - Ernst Molden (Chelsea, April 13th 2008)
An acoustic, folky, Viennese version of a synth-heavy Udo Lindenberg classic? Why yes, yes it is! Compare it to the original here, especially for the wonderful 1988 special effects in the second half.
The Mercy Seat (Nick Cave Cover) - Sir Tralala
If you think Nick Cave songs without a powerful baritone do not work, you just haven’t seen Sir Tralalas rendition
Follow this link for a free download of Sweet Sweet Moon’s Weakerthans cover Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call. Then listen to his original songs because they’re even better than his covers.
Swan Fangs - Kill For Love (Chromatics Cover)
Swan Fangs are Volker from Dust Covered Carpet and Dino from Beatismurder and this is a very nice cover.
The Nintendos - Around The World (Daft Punk Cover)
This is one of the covers that a bunch of local and international artists have recorded for the freshly released Death To The 90s compilation.
From yay to nay in a bullet point review:
Listen to Death To The 90s on Spotify.