I was excited to learn that GEMS had covered “Don’t Cry,” then disappointed when I found it wasn’t a cover of the Guns ‘N’ Roses song. Instead, GEMS puts their sultry, electro-pop twist on Seal’s “Don’t Cry.” Which is also a good song, just not quite as exciting as GNR. The cover is featured on GEMS’ Medusa EP and you can download a free, legal mp3 of it by signing up for their email list.
Fiona Apple duets with her sister, Maude Maggart, on this cover of “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle.” The song is from the upcoming Starbucks Sweethearts love song covers compilation, which also features Brandi Carlile and Valerie June among many other great artists.
Dr. Dog – These Days
Vienna Teng – The Hymn of Acxiom
Brandi Carlile – Hard Way Home
Dying Machines – It Has Been
Bing Satellites – Awakening
Alabama Shakes – I Found You
Chloe Howl – Rumour (Yacht Remix)
Charles Hammell – Hear My Voice
Charlotte Church – Glitterbombed
Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris – Take Me Home, Country Roads
TG Lurgan – Liom Fhéin (Gaelic cover of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”)
The So So Glos – Everything Revival (mp3 download page)
Katie Herzig – Nothing! Shhhhhhhhhhhh
Soak – Sea Creatures (Ryan Vail/Unknown Remix)
Caitlin Rose – No More Lonely
One of my favorite Tiny Desk Concerts is this one featuring Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.
If all that isn’t enough for you, McMorrow also recorded an awesome “Wicked Game” cover. You can hear and download a remix of it below.