(PG-13: Language) “Said my grace now, my light is still on, so why would I pray now?” Big K.R.I.T. dropped by NPR Music to perform tracks from his latest album 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time, and share a sweet moment that he had with his late grandmother.
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With the passing of astrophysicist and big thinker Stephen Hawking, we decided to bump this back to our home page. So sit back and enjoy his charming performance of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song via his vocal synthesizer. Always look on the bright side of death.
The big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s wonderful Ready Player One comes out soon, but we won’t be hearing Demi Adejuyigbe’s theme song because it was apparently just too good for Spielberg. This is so much better than every original song that was up for an Oscar.
Ten Second Songs‘ Anthony Vincent teamed up with synth sensation Seth Everman to perform the A-ha classic in a variety of styles, from the hip-gyrating Elvis Presley to the drunken bar sounds of Dropkick Murphys. They also gave Smashmouth’s All Star a little love too.
(PG-13: Language) After schooling us on Goth, Pitchfork is back with another entertaining, yet educational animated history short. This time you’ll learn about the foundations of heavy metal music, and how the genre has evolved over the decades. KISS WAS NEVER METAL!
We must have missed that time in the 90s when Seal did a duet with Chris Cornell. But here it is. Or at least according to DJ Cummerbund, who once again has melded together two completely disparate songs and turned them into a totally new and awesome thing.
The musicians of Apartment Sessions turn in an energetic rendition of Queen’s 1976 classic Somebody to Love, as performed in the cozy confines of a New York City subway car. While nobody will ever sing like Freddie Mercury, they make up for it with sheer enthusiasm.
We love the way that Lake Street Dive incorporates the trumpet and swinging rhythms into their cover version of the 1985 A-ha classic, which we’re so used to hearing played on synthesizers. We’re also impressed with vocalist Rachael Price’s ability to hit that high note.
“Ooh, in this darkness please light my way.” The first track off of Moby’s album Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt is sad, but relatable musical poetry which we think reflects the state of the world we live in, and the glimmer of hope that we possess for better times.
During most of his concerts, musician Rob Scallon performs Rain, a tune that relies heavily on a delay effect pedal. But he recently decided to see if he could replicate the sound through a combination of room acoustics and enlisting the help of two other guitar players.
A bit from a 2012 Central Park performance by Reggie Watts in which he replicated the esoteric and offbeat sounds of Thom Yorke and the gang from Radiohead. It’s so spot-on that some are calling it a “cover” rather than a “parody.” Download or stream the track here.
Experimental band Hardcore Anal Hydrogen created a trippy and vibrant music video for their thrash metal track Jean-Pierre, created with the help of artificial intelligence tools like Deep Dream, Neutral Style Transfer, and DeepFlow. Read more about the project here.
Guitarist Luca Stricagnoli impresses yet again with a fantastic fingerstyle trio of tracks by the godfathers of rave music The Prodigy: Invaders Must Die, Omen, and Voodoo People, performed while he wanders through seemingly endless stacks of freight containers.
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It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights… Heavy metal musician Leo Moracchioli takes on the theme song from The Muppet Show in the best possible way, with a puppet-filled music video, and a growly interpretation of the tune that would make Animal proud.
Metaphump performs jazzy funk covers of rock and metal tunes. Here, they turn in an excellent rendition of Rage Against the Machine’s Killing in the Name, with a groovy bassline and vibrant horn section. Their Metallica and Megadeth covers are worth a listen too.
Since this video by Green Grass dates back to 2011, it doesn’t include Radiohead’s most recent albums, but it’s still fascinating to hear the soothing sounds you get when you play every song the band recorded between Pablo Honey and Supercollider/The Butcher simultaneously.
We’ve come to truly enjoy the twangy Korean sounds of the gayageum over the years, played deftly in the hands of musician Luna Lee. Here, she performs a stellar medley of Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, The Beatles’ Come Together, and The Police’s Every Breath You Take.
Put on your leg warmers, and pour a bucket of water on yourself! Electro-rock act Carpenter Brut is here to light up the place with a fantastic live performance of Michael Sembello’s hit Maniac from the 1983 film Flashdance. The track is available for download on their live album.
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