"Just Like Heaven" by Native America // Just Like Heaven (Available Now via Bandcamp)
Now here is a pleasant surprise. Earlier this year the New Orleans based psych-pop trio, Native America, turned out a pretty great cover of The Cure's classic, “Just Like Heaven”. I managed to let it slip past me at the time, but it's never too late to spotlight a great song. Here, Native America manages to shift things up by tackling the hit single as a jangly, lo-fi charmer with sweet, sing-a-long vocals and gorgeous choral backing vocals replacing the original's airy synths. It's the kind of cover that feels off the cuff, but absolutely loaded with talent - like some lifelong friends who've played together forever, breaking out an acoustic cover around a crackling campfire on a late autumn night. There's a lot to love here and you can grab the track from Bandcamp for free (or whatever you’d like to give). Highly recommended for fans of Mutual Benefit, Dead Gaze, and Youth Lagoon.
Sugar Pills - Spotlight Kid
80 Windows - Nada Surf
I feel far away from you
So what else is new?
The moon is closer to the sun
Than I am to anyone
Ash - Candy
Don’t you know it’s alright to be alone
You can make it on your own
When I listen to this with headphones on really loudly it just does something to me. LOVE.
The Pernice Brothers - B.S. Johnson