In 1982 Hall & Oates topped the charts with “Maneater”, check out The Wooden Birds put their indie spin on “Maneater” and then see Hall & Oates perform the original at Bumbershoot 2011.
Hall & Oates aren’t the only Bumbershoot artists inspiring covers! Get your peepers on Broken Social Scene reworking Modest Mouse’s “The World at Large”. Modest Mouse has made several Bumbershoot appearances the first of which was in 1998. Broken Social Scene will be carrying the indie rock torch when they take the stage this year at Bumbershoot 2011!
If you Like SPIN on Facebook, you can download the cover compilation Newermind, featuring covers by Bumbershoot artists past (Surfer Blood, Meat Puppets), and present (Jessica Lea Mayfield, Charles Bradley), all celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s groundbreaking major label debut.
Yet another installment in the AV Undercover series—we told you they loved Bumbershoot artists—this time we’ve got British rockers The Clientele going, in their words, “outside our comfort zone,” with “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. The result is much less jarring and explosive than the original, but just as mesmerizing.
Bomba Estéreo Pumps Up the Jam
As part of Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, Columbian electronic artists Bomba Estéreo revisit the classic Technotronic dance cut “Pump Up the Jam.” Watch the video above for a preview, then download the track.
Also check out Colbie Caillat covering 2006 album Blondie, and Dirty Projectors covering “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” by 2010 headliner Bob Dylan.