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Covers by Collin McLoughlin, PK, Mat Musto, My Double My Brother & Eric Holljes

June 11th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, R&B, Rock |

Five covers that take the original song and turn it into a more acoustic turn with emphasis on vocals and rock and/or pop instrumentals including a tiny bit folk maybe. Anyway time for familiar songs covered by awesomely talented artists.

First is Collin McLoughlin who I am always on the fence with. Some of his songs I really like and others are boring to me. However in doing an acoustic cover of Swedish House Mafia‘s “Save The World Tonight”, I look forward to more from Collin and can’t wait for some original tracks from the R&B/pop artist.

Next we go with a group who had a great song in 2010 with “London” which we featured on BYNH 1 last summer. Recently PK did a cover of Kid Cudi‘s “Up Up and Away”. It’s got a chill acoustic indie rock melody and I mostly like it because they are covering Cudders! I pulled the audio from a video they did of the cover so the quality isn’t top-notch. Watch the music video on youtube.

We featured Mat Musto on here for the first time earlier this month. Recently he dropped a cover to Lady Gaga‘s latest hit, “Born This Way”. Musto goes real chill acoustic here, which is really cool since Lady Gaga is almost the opposite with her upbeat radio-friendly pop tracks.

A cover of Phoenix… fuck yes, sign me up! At the time the band who did this cover was called The Fragrance but has since changed their name to My Double, My Brother. I like this indie rock version, still a bigger fan of the original but a cover/remix/mashup or whatever using Phoenix is awesome! Here’s the video of My Double, My Brother performing it live.

Last track is the slowest, shows tons of talent and is a cover to an artist who was one of my favorites, Mike Posner. Anyways, Eric Holljes, who recorded several tracks with Posner while he was at Duke and who also is in Delta Rae, has tremendous talent. I’m surprised it took him this long to do the cover of this song but maybe he wanted to wait til the radio stopped playing the Gilgamesh remix of Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me”.

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