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A.C. Newman Covers Leonard Cohen

Lately, in the wake of the master's triumphantly bedraggled new album Old Ideas, lots of people have been covering Leonard Cohen: Cass McCombs, Field Music, Bill Callahan, Bradford Cox, Greg Dulli. And now we can add New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman to that list, as he recently sat down to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012

Hear Cass McCombs, Field Music Cover Leonard Cohen

A few days ago, we posted Bill Callahan's cover of Leonard Cohen's "So Long Marianne" from the forthcoming Leonard Cohen covers compilation UK music mag MOJO is putting together to celebrate Cohen's new album, Old Ideas. Today, we have two more tracks from that collection, a Cass McCombs cover of "Teachers" and… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 9, 2012

Bill Callahan Covers Leonard Cohen

The celebration of Leonard Cohen's new album Old Ideas continues in the new issue of MOJO which comes with a disc of The Songs Of Leonard Cohen covers from the likes of Bill Callahan, Father John Misty, Cass McCombs, Field Music and others. Stream Callahan's contribution below, a rendition of Cohen's "More »

By: Corban Goble / February 6, 2012

Bradford Cox Covers Leonard Cohen

To celebrate Leonard Cohen's new record Old Ideas, our Album Of The Week, Columbia is putting together a series of tribute videos featuring contemporary artists covering their favorite Cohen songs. We've seen Cults' take on "Everybody Knows," Greg Dulli perform "Paper Thin Hotel," and now we have Bradford Cox doing Cohen's "More »

By: Corban Goble / February 3, 2012

Album Of The Week: Leonard Cohen Old Ideas

The story goes like this: Just a couple of years ago, Leonard Cohen was a septuagenarian retiree, more or less done with music, living in a Buddhist monastery in California. He stopped touring in 1993, and his last studio album, Dear Heather, came out in 2004. Cohen had done plenty in his life, releasing at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012

Greg Dulli Covers Leonard Cohen

Greg Dulli, the once and future leader of the Afghan Whigs, is a man who knows a few things about whiskey-soaked baritones and libertine poetics, so he's the kind of guy you'd want to hear covering a Leonard Cohen song. And he's now done just that, participating in Rolling Stone's Cohen cover series "Old Idea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012

Stream Leonard Cohen Old Ideas

Original poetry-folk master Leonard Cohen has a new album called Old Ideas coming out next week, and three songs of it have already found their way to the internet: "Show Me The Place," "Darkness," and "Going Home," all great. And now the entire 10-song, 42-minute LP is streaming at NPR. I've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2012

Watch Cults Cover Leonard Cohen

At a recent Philly show, New York indie-pop upstarts Cults pulled out a perfectly respectable cover of Leonard Cohen's great 1989 synthetic-bleakness anthem "Everybody Knows," which readers of a certain age will remember fondly as Christian Slater's theme music from the ridiculously great 1990 movie Pump Up The Volume. (Seriously, Netflix that shit.) Watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2012

Leonard Cohen – “Going Home”

The almighty rumble-voiced word-wrangler Leonard Cohen will release his new album Old Ideas at the end of the month, and we've already posted two excellent songs from the LP, "Show Me The Place" and "Darkness." In the new issue of The New Yorker, Cohen has a poem called "Going Home," and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2012

Leonard Cohen – “Darkness”

Wizened old god Leonard Cohen will release his new album Old Ideas later this month, and we've already posted one song from the LP, the gorgeous "Show Me The Place." And now we've got another. It's a slow burn called "Darkness" with a great Memphis soul organ solo and a narcotized oldies-radio chug. Old… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 10, 2012

Leonard Cohen – “Show Me The Place”

Last month, Leonard Cohen mentioned that he had a new album called Old Ideas, his first studio LP in seven years, coming early next year. And now we know he wasn't kidding. Old Ideas drops in January, and the new song "Show Me The Place," which is absolutely gorgeous, is streaming below. It find… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 22, 2011

Leonard Cohen Used In Sony Ad

Leonard Cohen recites a version of his spoken word "A Thousand Kisses Deep" in this new spot for Sony 3-D TV. Cohen doesn't license much, so we're going to go ahead and guess that the 3-D version of Avatar really inspired him. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 19, 2011

Hope For Haiti Now, Buy “Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)”

A misleading post title, because of course we are all hoping for Haiti, and have been, day and night since a catastrophic earthquake decimated an already destitute society. We know our place in the order of things -- you should be going to your legit news site of choice regularly these days; Stereogum's here for… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2010

Beck, Devendra & MGMT Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Sisters Of Mercy”

Following his excursion into Downtown NYC via Velvet Underground & Nico, Beck takes his Record Club to Montreal with a track-by-track smothering covering of Songs Of Leonard Cohen. As we mentioned when we posted "Suzanne," he's joined by "Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Matt from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki from Little Joy,… More »

By: brandon / October 2, 2009

Beck Covers Leonard Cohen With Devendra, MGMT

Beck continues making good use of his down time between album cycles with the second phase of his Record Club, the project which sees Hansen invite a tag-archive-friendly set of friends to cover a classic album in its entirety, in a day, with no rehearsal. He recently finished posting clips from the Velvet UndergroundMore »

By: Amrit Singh / September 4, 2009

Lewis & Clarke Cover Leonard Cohen

The tragic financial circumstances surrounding Leonard Cohen's return to the stage can't mute its triumph. Any night spent in his presence is a celebration of an iconic lyricist and songwriter, but as all who've seen him recently can attest, his stamina and virility at 74 make the hours feel more about his power… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2009

Coachella 2009: Moz, Macca, Cohen Lead Friday’s Nostalgia Parade

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Our trek into Indio went so smoothly this year that we've both become paranoid about something going incredibly wrong at any moment, but so far we've made it through without broken bones or spirits. In fact, even though the day started with extreme lines and heat, once we passed… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2009

Lemonheads & Liv Tyler Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)

For their forthcoming album, the Lemonheads have embraced the twin peaks of their career by going for a full-on covers album entitled VARSHONS. Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes produces, and Gen X poster girls Liv Tyler and Kate Moss make vocal contributions. Here Liv and Ev take on "Hey, That' No Way To… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 10, 2009

Liv Tyler, Kate Moss Guest On Lemonheads’ Covers LP For Metal Label

The Lemonheads' two biggest hits were versions of other people's songs, so news about the band's forthcoming covers collection is not too surprising. What is surprising is that Evan Dando & Co. have signed with Brooklyn's The End Records, an indie metal label, after only one album on Vagrant. The new comp's called VARSHONSMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 27, 2009

Leonard Cohen @ Beacon Theater, NYC 2/19/09 & Full Tour Dates

By all accounts, Leonard Cohen killed it at Beacon Theater last night. This was the legend's first show in the States in 15 years, and a tuneup for a tour that will take him across the States and into Canada twice over. Brandon and I will see Cohen at Coachella; I doubt we'll get the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 20, 2009