Coke Machine Glow's recent podcast featured their Fantasy Covers Project, where they asked some of their favorite bands to go and cover some of this past year's best/favorite tunes. You can download the 45 min-long continuous podcast from their site, or else you can make me feel like some of my own hard work wasn't all for naught and go download a zip of all the songs, split and tagged by yours truly.
Downlizzle that shizzle, here.
My immediate favorites was The Blacks' cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black". Also worthy of note is The Hood Internet track, in which they take a different approach than usual and incorporate several tracks into one.. The Main Drag's "All My Friends" is good, too, if you weren't satisfied by neither John Cale's nor Franz Ferdinand's versions. Deer Tick's rendition of "Beautiful Girls" is refreshing for those who can't take any more of the original. Also, Menomena's leadman tries to do The National's "Fake Empire" justice, but it's pretty dam hard to top the original-- or even come close. But that's alright, Menomena boys-- I liked your album better than The National's anyway, so you're both still winners. And just to show how much, here's two cool videos.
The National "Fake Empire" live on Letterman
Menomena "Evil Bee"
If I had the ambition and resources, I'd re-direct this video using only clips from Bee Movie.