Posts tagged "Nina Simone"

Landlady & Rubblebucket – “Be My Husband” (Nina Simone Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Landlady (pictured) and Rubblebucket are about to head out on tour together in support of their respective albums Upright Behavior and Survival Sounds. To mark the occasion, they've combined on an excellent cover of Nina Simone's "Be My Husband." They've turned it into a duet, with the male vocal putting a new spin o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014

Xiu Xiu – “Just Say I Love Him” (Nina Simone Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

"Just Say I Love Him" is another cut from Xiu Xiu's upcoming Nina Simone covers album. We've already heard his rendition of "Don't Smoke In Bed" when we also learned that the project was inspired by Swans' Michael Gira, who Xiu Xiu-architect Jamie Stewart has previously worked on covers with before. Get into… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 25, 2013

Xiu Xiu – “Don’t Smoke In Bed” (Nina Simone Cover)

Not too long after they released 2012's excellent Always, Xiu Xiu are back with another album, but this one is pretty different even by their standards. The record is entirely made up of Nina Simone covers, and was inspired by a conversation Xiu Xiu mastermind Jamie Stewart had with Michael Gira while they were touring… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 20, 2013

Eric Burdon & Jenny Lewis – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

In 1965, British Invasion greats the Animals had a hit with their cover of Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and now the former Animals frontman Eric Burdon has teamed up with the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis to record another version of the song. This one is for True Blood, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2013

Feist Video – “Sea Lion Woman”

Seems like everybody's on board with The Reminder, you guys calling it "addictive," "brilliant," and saying "her voice is even better this time around ... I don't know how that is even possible." So this clip oughta hold you over until Leslie puts together a "proper" vid from the record. Call this one a… More »

By: Stereogum / March 20, 2007