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Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard has been performing livestreams pretty regularly, and he recently covered Depeche Mode’s “The Things You Said.” “It’s my favourite song of their even though I don’t think it’s their best song,” Gibbard explains. “It’s certainly not their most well-known one. I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for the songs that Martin Gore sings.” Watch the cover here.
Pavement – “Cut Your Hair”
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy has shared new covers of Pavement and Mazzy Star, which see him performing with his sons Sammy and Spencer. Tweedy, Sammy, and Spencer have been regularly hosting “The Tweedy Show” livestream while everyone is practicing social distancing, and the series sees them performing a mix of Wilco and Tweedy songs, and some covers. The April 25th episode sees the Tweedys performing some alt-rock classics like Pavement’s “Cut Your Hair” and Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You.” Check out the performance here.
John Lennon – “Imagine”
Superorganism have shared a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation.” Recorded while quarantining, the sprawling internet pop outfit gathered virtually to record a cover for French station Radio Nova. Their performance sees the band taking on a soothing, smooth instrumental line and silky vocals until the end of the clip, when they use a Windows sign-off sound effect to mark the end of the cover. Check out the performance here.
Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”
A new documentary called My Darling Vivian, which is streaming for free on Amazon Prime Video, details Johnny Cash’s relationship with his first wive, Vivian Liberto. The documentary was originally set to be screened as part of South by Southwest’s Film Festival Collection before it was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19.
Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing”
Disappears have shared a “lost” collaborative album with Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and White/Light. “In the summer of 2009, Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and the band’s long time sound engineer, Jeremy Lemos, invited Lemos’ White/Light bandmate Matt Clark and Chicago spacepunx Diappears to come over to Lemos’ Semaphore Recording studio and jam,” according to Disappears. Stream the album here.