NME Faves Cover Each Other

So this is where that Manic Street Preachers cover of “Umbrella” came from. NME’s celebrating their powered-by-hype Shockwaves ’08 extravaganza with a “Souvenir Box Set issue,” likely containing crap you don’t need from bands you don’t care about (and stickers! that’s a promise), as well as a 14-track covermount CD featuring artists doing contemporary covers. And for the most part it’s bands they’re fond of, although we may have stretched it with “faves” part (CSS’s cover of Grizzly Bear’s “Knife” is from the rather awesome Friend EP, which NME gave a 4/10 … but don’t worry about their taste because they love Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.). The tracklist:

01 Manic Street Preachers – “Umbrella”
02 The Futureheads – “Picture Of Dorian Gray”
03 Lightspeed Champion – “Back To Black”
04 CSS – “Knife”
05 The Cribs – “Modern Way”
06 Kaiser Chiefs – “Golden Skans (Live at Radio One)”
07 The Kooks – “Young Folks”
08 Does It Offend You Yeah! – “Whip It (Live)”
09 Kate Nash – “Men’s Needs”
10 My Chemical Romance – “Song 2 (Live at Radio One)”
11 Get Cape. Wear Cape.Fly. – “D.A.N.C.E.”
12 The Wombats – “Bleeding Love (Live)”
13 Bloc Party – “Say It Right (Live at Radio One)”
14 Ting Tings – “Anyway I Can”

Head to the special page to hear Kate Nash’s take on the Cribs, Lightspeed Champ’s Wino impersonation, and Kaiser Chiefs’ Klaxons kover.

Tags: CSS, Grizzly Bear