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Anika – End of the World

[interpretations]

I’ve been sitting on this for a while…23 year old Annika Henderson was a political journalist until Geoff Barrow of Portishead decided to use her for his new band Beak>.  Now she’s Anika, and has her own self titled debut album (produced by Barrow) and it was released by Stones Throw Records last December.  Anika, consisting mostly of cover songs like this one by Skeeter Davis, was recorded in 12 days.  Other cover songs include Dylan’s “Masters of War,”  Yoko Ono’s “Yang Yang,” and the Pretenders’ “I Go to Sleep”.

She’s from Surrey and she’s also half German creating a vocal dynamic that evokes Nico.   It might be an acquired taste for some of you but give it a chance to set in – Her reverb drenched voice can seduce pretty quickly.

End of The World

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Annika Henderson


The original Skeeter Davis version:

Bonus video of “Yang Yang”


We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie

[interpretations]

3 cuts from the 2 disk / 34 track tribute album honoring David Bowie & the only tribute album ever officially approved by the Man.

We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie

A Place To Bury Strangers – Suffragette City

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Warpaint – Ashes To Ashes

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Memory of a Free Festival

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The set list:
Disc One:
Exitmusic “Space Oddity”
Duran Duran “Boys Keep Swinging”
Megapuss “Sound + Vision”
Warpaint “Ashes To Ashes”
Corridor “Be My Wife”
Chairlift “Always Crashing In The Same Car”
Vivian Girls “John, I’m Only Dancing”
All Leather “Fame”
We Are The World “Afraid Of Americans”
A Place To Bury Strangers “Suffragette City”
Tearist “Repetition”
Halloween Swim Team “Look Back In Anger”
Afghan Raiders “Fashion”
Polyamorous Affair “Theme From Cat People”
Swahili Blonde “Red Money”
Jessica 6 “I’m Deranged”
Aska & Bobby Evans (Feat. Moon & Moon) “African Night Flight”
Xu Xu Fang “China Girl”

Disc Two:
VoicesVoices “Heroes”
Carla Bruni “Absolute Beginners”
Papercranes “Blue Jean”
Keren Ann “Life On Mars?”
Lewis & Clarke “Changes”
Zaza “It Aint Easy”
Genuflex “Soul Love”
Sister Crayon “Bewlay Brothers”
Marco Benevento “Art Decade”
Mick Karn “Ashes To Ashes”
Lights (NYC) “World Falls Down”
Aquaserge “The Supermen”
Caroline Weeks “Starman”
Rainbow Arabia “Quicksand”
Mechanical Bride “Sound + Vision”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Memory Of A Free Festival”

The album is available now and All proceeds go to WARCHILD which is “an international charity that protects children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones. We currently work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and D.R. Congo“.


DM Stith – Be My Baby

[interpretations]

DM  Stith covers The Ronettes.  Simple and Beautifully Haunting.

Heavy Ghost Appendices

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Martha Wainwright – Tower of Song

[interpretations]

Martha Wainwright covers Leonard Cohen and nothing needs to be said about it.

I'm Your Man

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