Fanfarlo Cover Smashing Pumpkins’ “We Only Come Out At Night”

Having already released one of Hypeful’s favorite albums from the first half of ‘09, London-based Fanfarlo have managed to keep themselves busy recording a series of covers in one of the band member’s living rooms. For the first of their self-dubbed “laptop sessions,” Fanfarlo has covered Bonnie Prince Billy’s “A Minor Place.” and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “We Only Come Out At Night.” (The Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie track is an especially apropos tune if you’re suffering from a rash of True Blood fever this summer…)

Fanfarlo - “We Only Come Out At Night” (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Smashing Pumpkins - “We Only Come Out At Night”


The National & St. Vincent Cover Crooked Fingers’ “Sleep All Summer”

The National’s Matt Berninger recently teamed up with St. Vincent to cover Crooked Fingers’ “Sleep All Summer.” Quite the indie dream pairing, huh? Aside from the addition of some gentle horns, it’s a fairly straightforward and lovely cover that can be found alongside a bunch of other great tunes on Merge’s 20th anniversary album, Score!.

St. Vincent & The National - “Sleep All Summer”
Crooked Fingers - “Sleep All Summer”

The Flaming Lips Cover Madonna’s “Borderline”

The Flaming Lips and fellow OKC artists Stardeath and White Dwarfs have put together an ace cover of Madonna’s 1984 single “Borderline” for the compilation Covered, A Revolution In Sound. The eclectic album also features contributions from The Black Keys (yay!), Disturbed (nay!), and Adam Sandler (wha’???).

The Flaming Lips (w/ Stardeath And White Dwarfs) - “Borderline” (Madonna cover)

Spinto Band Covers “Give Me Just A Little More Time”

For the group’s recent Daytrotter session, the Spinto Band broke out an ace cover/mash-up of “Give Me Just A Little More Time.” Listen carefully and you’ll catch the guys mashing Gwen Stefani’s “The Sweet Escape” in the middle of the song and Thin Lizzy’s “Boys Are Back In Town” at the end.

The Spinto Band - “Give Me Just A Little More Time”
Chairmen Of The Board - “Give Me Just A Little More Time”

Little Boots & Ben Lee Cover MGMT

MGMT has recently received a lot of cover love (and earned The Kooks a spot on Hypeful’s favorite covers of 2008). So, please to enjoy two more MGMT covers courtesy of Little Boots and Ben Lee taking on “Time to Pretend” and “Kids” respectively!

Little Boots - “Time to Pretend” (MGMT Cover)
Ben Lee - “Kids” (MGMT Cover)