By Randall Colburn

Paramore’s Hayley Williams performs sparse acoustic cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone”: Watch

As Paramore wrapped up their evening set at Chicago’s Riot Fest on Sunday night, Jawbreaker was gearing up for its first headlining gig in 21 years across the park. And one can imagine Hayley Williams sprinted over to catch the legendary punk group, as she appears to be a fan. (Read: Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: […]

By Ben Kaye

Sløtface cover Lorde’s “Supercut” for triple j’s Like a Version: Watch

Norwegian pop punk outfit Sløtface are set to release their debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, on September 15th via Propeller Recordings. As they make the press rounds behind the release, the young foursome stopped by Aussie radio station triple j to take part in its Like a Version segment. Honing in on the “pop” […]

By Ben Kaye

Refused side project INVSN share the Origins of their Lana Del Rey cover, “Love”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Early this year, Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen and his Swedish supergroup side project INVSN released their sophomore record, The Beautiful Stories. The album’s punk electronica hit hard at the existential strife of modern society, from the darkened political atmosphere […]

By Ben Kaye

Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects cover each other to celebrate co-headlining tour: Stream

Photos by David Bean and Eliot Lee Hazel Emo stalwarts Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects are currently on the road together making the teenaged hearts of older millennials burst on a North American tour. To celebrate the joint jaunt, the two projects have each covered a trademark song by their tourmate’s, which are both […]

By Ben Kaye

Cage the Elephant announce stripped-down LP, Unpeeled, share video for “Whole Wide World” cover — watch

Photo by ​Neil Krug Earlier this year, Cage the Elephant took their “Live & Unpeeled” tour to select cities across the US. The band brought along a string section and new arrangements of their songs, presenting fans with a rare stripped-down experience from the noted rockers. Those shows were also recording sessions, however, and now […]

By Eddie Fu

Jeff Rosenstock shares two new songs on Split with SKASUCKS EP: Stream

Photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi Former Bomb the Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock released his first solo album, the excellent WORRY., last year. Now, the punk rocker has returned with a new pay-what-you-want split 7-inch with South Korean band SKASUCKS, fittingly entitled Split with SKASUCKS. The release includes two new songs from Rosenstock, including a cover […]

By Michelle Geslani

Superchunk reveal new single “I Got Cut” and “Up Against the Wall” cover — listen

Earlier this year, Superchunk resurfaced with a new acoustic song called “Everything at Once” as well as a special Record Store Day release. The North Carolina-based indie rockers return today with even more new music in the form of a two-song single, the proceeds for which will benefit Planned Parenthood. The A-side track is “I Got […]

By Eddie Fu

Speedy Ortiz cover TV on the Radio’s “Young Liars” for Planned Parenthood benefit compilation — listen

Photo by Erik Voake With Planned Parenthood coming under increasing fire during the current administration, musicians far and wide have banded together to support the organization in any way possible. The latest effort is Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, the first installment in a series of charitable compilation cover albums From Lionfish Music. Out May 26th […]

By Michelle Geslani

Vitamin String Quartet premiere cover of The Weeknd’s “Starboy” — listen

On his smash hit “Starboy”, Abel Tesfaye weighs out pros and cons of his success as The Weeknd. Indeed, beneath Daft Punk’s slick, polished production, the swaggering and indelibly catchy track — like much of Tesfaye’s work — houses something much darker, a snapshot of a human battling demons both internal and external. The melancholy of the song’s core isn’t […]

By Michelle Geslani

Beach Slang cover The Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always” — listen

Photo by Charlie Lowe When Beach Slang came together some four years ago in Philadelphia, they looked to The Replacements and The Jesus and Mary Chain for inspiration. The punk outfit has since paid tribute to the former, covering the Mats’ “Bastards of Young”, “Can’t Hardly Wait”, and even the entirety of Pleased to Meet Me.  This […]