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Listen | Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk Cover)

I wouldn’t call myself a fan of covers – for the most part, I find them self-serving and boring.  Much like those  complaining rich girls at parties who are constantly checking their phones. But let’s not get off topic. This cover of Daft Punk’s new-ish and catchy-as-fuck jam “Get Lucky” is different though. London’s Daughter take … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Portastatic – Oh My Sweet Carolina

Photo courtesy of Merge Records Having just read Ryan Adams: Losering, A Story of Whiskeytown, Raleigh News & Observer music David Menconi’s love letter to and history lesson about Ryan, Whiskeytown, and the Triangle music scene, I could write a thousand words on this cover of “Oh My Sweet Carolina”, one of Ryan’s greatest songs. But … Read more

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James Blake Covers Feist’s “Limit to Your Love”

Could it be that we already have 2011’s Cover of the Year? A definite possibility if ever one did exist. It will be tough to top James Blake’s cover of “Limit to Your Love,” written and originally recorded by Feist on her 2007 record, The Reminder (check out a live version by Ms. Feist HERE). … Read more

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The Best 20 Covers of 2010

So, we’ve gone through all of our favorite original songs of 2010 already. Now, it’s time to pay attention to the non-originals: the covers we enjoyed most this year. Dagnabbit, cover songs are squirrely; they are very hard to do well. Even we four at Speakers in Code know that, and all we can do is … Read more