Duncan Sheik: New Mp3 & Covers Album

Singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik just released his new album, Covers 80’s. Best known for his hit single “Barely Breathing” and his Tony-Award winning compositions for the musical Spring Awakening, Sheik here gives his own interpretations of synth-pop songs originally recorded by The Cure, New Order, Tears for Fears, The Smiths, Psychedelic Furs, The Thompson Twins, Love & Rockets, Howard Jones, Japan, Talk Talk, and The Blue Nile. The album features guest vocals by Rachael Yamagata and Holly Brook. His is generously offering a free, legal download of his cover of Depeche Mode’s “Stripped” via his website below…

Duncan Sheik – Stripped (mp3 download page)*

*mp3 hosted on artist’s website & link posted w/ permission of PR rep

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Duncan Sheik Official Site

Mp3 Menagerie: Nouvelle Vague, Thao w/ TGDSD, Ronin

Nouvelle Vague – Master & Servant (mp3 expired) *

Sultry Depeche Mode cover from Nouvelle Vague’s new album 3, to be released October 20th.

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*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Daffodil Publicity on behalf of Peacefrog Records

Nouvelle Vague MySpace

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Thao w/ TGDSD – Know Better Learn Faster (mp3) *

Title track from the new album by indie-rock darlings Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (I reviewed their debut two years ago. To be released October 13th.

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of Toolshed Media

Thao w/ TGDSD MySpace

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Ronin – Meandro (mp3) *

Rhythmic guitar driven instrumental by Italian band Ronin. From their new album L’Ultimo Re, to be released October 9th.

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*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of Ghost PR

Ronin MySpace