so the two of us happened to catch arcafe fire’s “homecoming” show last night at the woodlands pavilion, and they closed out their initial set (pre-encore, ya know) with a one-two punch of regine’s “sprawl II” and this neat cover of blondie’s “heart of glass.” thanks to some fans, we can get a glimpse of it all.
this is an all-time song for most people, so there will be plenty of hesitance going into the cover to begin with. but as a new artist, banks does a pretty solid job on this acoustic cover for bbc radio 1.
i recently heard of this LA trio after hearing their single “gold” and deciding i’d keep tabs on em. sure enough, they get me back to listening again with a cover of drizzy’s “marvin’s room.” be on the look out for more from the band, who are working on their debut. in the mean time, go find the gold EP.
banks made a bit of a name for herself after opening up for the weeknd’s latest US tour. after spending some time with him on the road, what better way to commemorate the occasion than by covering “what you need” for BBC1’s zane lowe?
as a part of vevo’s unexpected covers series (is this new? are there others?), passion pit front man michael angelakos takes a liking to the “pretty” fun. anthem in “carry on,” giving an incredible piano cover of the track.