P.O.S., "Why Go" [Pearl Jam Cover]
"There's no auto-tune in grunge music," says Minneapolis rapper P.O.S. before this dead-on Pearl Jam cover. He meant it as a warning, but we're taking it as a commendation.
Annie, "Anthonio" [Designer Drugs Remix]
Who says there are no second acts in blog rock? Besides S-M? Like, every day? This breathless remix of the new Annie single might be enough to prove us wrong.
Ciara, "Love Sex Magic" [Chew Fu Small Room Remix]
The new sound of dance music? The old sound of dance music. Chew Fu turns the new Ciara single into something that wouldn't sound out-of-place on, say, Thriller.
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele, "When You Were Mine" [Prince Cover]
"When you were mine, I gave you all of my money," croons Dent May in this fantastically understated Prince cover. Which begs the question, just how much money does a guy performing under the name "Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele" make? And if it's as much as we're guessing, maybe it's no big surprise that she left?
Jens Lekman, "You Can Call Me Al" [Paul Simon Cover]
So if Lekman were to shoot a video for this cover, would Seth Rogen or Paul Rudd take the Chevy Chase part? Brett or Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords? David Cross, Michael Cera? The possibilities make the mind reel.