Tunesday: Pop Covers

It’s always interesting to hear artists cover the work of their peers, especially when it involves a mixing of genres and a crossing of musical boundaries. Inspired by Vampire Weekend’s recent cover of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines (
),” this week I wanted to share some fun indie covers of popular hip-hop and pop songs — some you may have heard of, and some you’ll be delighted to discover. Enjoy and tune in next week for a preview of FYF Fest as I head down to sunny Los Angeles!

Grizzly Bear – Too Little, Too Late (JoJo cover)

Born Ruffians – Countdown (Beyoncé cover)

Coeur de Pirate – Wicked Games (The Weeknd cover)

30 Seconds to Mars – Stronger (Kanye West cover)

Klaxons – No Diggity (Blackstreet cover)

Beach House – Lemonade (Gucci Mane cover)

The Fray – Heartless (Kanye West cover)

Chairlift – Party (Beyoncé cover)

Purity Ring – Grammy (Soulja Boy cover)

Ben Folds – Bitches Ain’t Shit (Dr. Dre cover)

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