Single Minded: Fray Cover Kanye, Zeppelin Mixtape, U2 Remix and More


The Fray, "Heartless" [Kanye West Cover]
Remember the Fray? Number One on the charts Fray? To help jog your memory — or to endear themselves to you all over again — they've released this quivering take on Kanye's "Heartless" that somehow out-emos the original. S-M would like to dub this version "Death Cab for Kanye."

Propain vs. Campain, Zeppelin Mixtape [Mashup/Mixtape]
Alarmingly successful mixtape mashes up thumping Zeppelin samples with breathless verses from indie rappers like Sean Price and Agallah under the moniker "Propain Campain." It is the one album that will bring together potheads on both sides of the musical aisle.

U2, "Get On Your Boots" [Crookers Remix]
In the late '90s U2 went electro and fans started freaking out and saying what a bad idea it was. Yeah, why was that again? Remind me. Because this Crookers remix of "Get On Your Boots" is making me hope the boys didn't get rid of that enormous mechanical lemon. Or the shirt the Edge wore in the "Discotheque" video.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Sheena is a Punk Rocker" [Ramones Cover]
There are certain readers of Single Minded who get inexplicably bent out of shape when we post things that aren't fresh-from-the-studio. So to those people, forgive us for being four days late on the Yeah Yeah Yeah's blistering Ramones cover. We only run once a week, after all.

Joe Crepusculo, "Gabriela" [El Guincho Remix]
It's a small world after all: El Guincho takes Spanish popster Joe Crepusculo to Jamaica, turning in a dark, dubby re-imagining of Crepusculo's "Gabriela." For his next trick, El Guincho will turn the latest Matisyahu single into Christian Rock.

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