Monday, July 6, 2009

TVD | (Un)covered

After the past two weeks or more of covering the covered here at TVD, I’m thinking one could literally fashion an entire blog around cover songs.

Who knew? There’s a zillion of them. Some good, some bad—undoubtedly the worst offender being the pop/punk cover of something tried and true. (Hello Mr. Dando.)

More rare it seems are the stellar songs that have gone uncovered—ditties of distinction untainted by the cover treatment afforded lesser compositions. So, this week we’ll shine a light on a handful of tunes you burgeoning bands and songwriters could take a cue from. Because we WANT you to succeed.

TVD: building careers in music, one coffee house at a time.

Split Enz - Message To My Girl (Mp3)
Prefab Sprout - Bonny (Mp3)
Aztec Camera - We Could Send Letters (Mp3)
The Sound - Silent Air (Mp3)
Danny Wilson - I Won't Be Here When You Get Home (Mp3)

It's a TVD Vinyl Giveaway! | Girl In A Coma "trio b.c." (...and it's autographed!)

After a full eleven weeks of vinyl giveaways leading up to Record Store Day 2009 earlier in the year, it turns out that it’s now been quite a while since we slipped an LP into an envelope and shipped it off to one effusive and over-the-top commenter/contest winner. But our friends at Blackheart Records have come to your rescue.

We’ve got our hands on the brand new Girl In A Coma LP, "trio b.c." (which has been on mega-heavy rotation here at ol’ TVD HQ) to give away to an aforementioned over-the-top commenter. And, I should add the cover’s been signed by the full band in black(heart) Sharpie. Because they—and we—are looking out for your cool collector’s items. (See that Ash giveaway last week?!)

We’ll give you a full week on this one to plead your case in the comments section for the LP (with some sort of contact info please!) We’ll choose a winner on 7/7, so get to it!