This Friday Of Mice & Men will be dropping their first new album since singer Austin Carlile left the band at the end of 2016. The new album is called Defy and features a cover of the Pink Floyd mega hit Money. Everyone not living under a rock for the past thirty years knows the original since it has been covered, featured in TV and movies, and played just about everywhere. Of Mice & Men certainly give the song some sonic bombast with their howling guitars and heavy drums. Take a listen to the makeover they gave it!
I like it when a band goes outside of their genre for a cover tune. Like last week’s Three Days Grace cover today Hell Or Highwater leave their lane for a cover of OutKast’s Ms. Jackson. The rap duo originally dropped this track in 2000 on their Stankonia album and Hell Or Highwater have brought it back as part of their live shows recently. The band also dropped this video for the cover just last month. It’s not the usual fare for the Hump The Covers Off, but it’s fun and catchy, take a listen!
Three Days Grace has been in the studio a while working on a followup to 2015’s Human album. It sounds like we will get that new album this year. In the meantime at the end of 2017 the band posted a cover on their YouTube channel from when they were just messing around in the studio. The track is called You Don’t Get Me High Anymore by electronic/alternative band Phantogram. The original was released lin 2016 and Three Days Grace mentioned in the video description they are a fan of the song so one day they decided to give it a harder rockier edge and record it. I love the cover, it sounds a lot different from the original, take a listen and let me know what you think!
The top 30 tracks of 2017 was counted down last Sunday with Oz. Maybe you were passed out drunk by 7 and missed it! Well here are all of the top 30 tracks in video form for you to relive 2017 and the top tracks as voted on by the Kilo Nation!
2018 is days away and for me there is one cover that typifies New Years Eve more than any other. And that is Jimi Hendrix, live at the Fillmore in San Francisco in 1969, doing a killer version of Auld Lang Syne. I say let the confetti fall, pop the champagne, kiss the one you love, and krank the fuck out of this song on Sunday night!
I’m just rolling back into the studio after 5 days off for Christmas, and I missed a couple of videos over the last few days, maybe you did too! So here is the latest from Five Finger Death Punch, a very heavy video for their cover of the Offspring’s Gone Away. Then there is a sillier, lighthearted video from Papa Roach for the track Traumatic, which thankfully isn’t actually traumatizing.
The holidays are upon us and that usually puts people under a lot of stress with big crowds, family gatherings, gift expectations etc. So this week let’s chill out and have a little laugh at the guys from Psychostick who cover Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone. It’s Danger Zone, the tune from Top Gun, meets the silliness from Psychostick, what more can you ask for! Take a listen!
Since I forgot to post a cover last week I am throwing in three little bonus Psychostick covers this week. These aren’t full songs, just some TV show intros and a short cover tune from Invader Zim, enjoy!
Everything’s coming up Grammy for Avenged Sevenfold! It was recently announced that the band received a Grammy nomination for the tune The Stage and the band is releasing a digital only album next week called Live At The GRAMMY Museum. The 11 track album was recorded earlier this year and features the band strictly playing acoustic instruments and also features a small backing orchestra. As a teaser the band released a video for the Roman Sky, off their album The Stage, played for the first time live ever according to M. Shadows at the start of the video. Take a listen!
Today we got a sneak preview of one of the tracks off of the upcoming One More Light Live album from Linkin Park which comes out December 15th. This version of Crawling was recorded on their last tour before Chester Bennington took his own life. With just Chester’s vocals, a piano, and the audience backing him up the video gave me the chills. Linkin Park have created some outstanding tributes to Chester but it doesn’t make it any easier to remember that he won’t be creating new memories, like this, for his fans in the years to come.
I’m a fan of EP’s. Whether it’s a band releasing a few songs that they’ve recorded but don’t fit any future albums, or just a way to drop a few cover tunes that they are having fun with, I am all for the EP. In Flames seems to agree as they just released a new EP called Down, Wicked and No Good. It contains four covers ranging all the way from Nine Inch Nails to Chris Isaak and Depeche Mode. The band also covered Alice In Chain’s Down In A Hole. The tune sounds completely different vocally and instrumentally. But I think In Flames does a great job putting their own twist to it and making it there own. Take a listen!