Leslie Ann Odell

[PREMIERE] Third Eye Blind – “Mine” (Beyonce cover)

One of the most beautiful things about music, in all its shapes and forms, is its ability to dig deep into your soul and strum something real and raw. To elicit the kind of emotional response usually reserved for the first day of spring of a new crush. I’ll never forget my own first fall into love “love” and having the whole whirlwind of naive longing soundtracked by Third Eye Blind’s debut album. The wounds of that youthful relationship have long since faded and been replaced by the wisdom and additional wounds of growing older. But hearing Stephen Jenkins’ voice always sets my mind in a special state.

Being older and wiser is luckily no reason to not be deeply affected by music. As Jenkins states below, he had his own chemical reaction to hearing Beyonce’s “Mine” and I’m just honored to Read more

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Lavashark – “Susie Q” (LIVE Dale Hawkins Cover)

Naming your band something as badass as Lavashark is tough because it can easily be the pinnacle of your career. Many a band has faltered under the weight of a great name (I was initially disappointed to find out Arcade Fire wasn’t a killer post-punk band). Los Angeles’ Lavashark, however, have something else up their sleeves to backup their razor-sharp and un-meltable sets of teeth: sheer fking analog talent. Its a beautiful thing that with today’s technology anyone can create music on their laptop in their bedroom. But its an even more beautiful thing when the heavily digital world of electronic music gets an injection of analog. Just listen, there is nothing that sounds like this. And certainly nobody pulling it off live like Lavashark. This “Suzy Q” cover is all they have released so far but damn if it doesn’t get me pumped for more.

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[PREMIERE-MP3] Christopher Norman – “Cult Logic” (Miike Snow Cover)

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When I was compiling the list of top songs from the last five years of this music site I knew Miike Snow had to be on it. But anyone alive in 2009 hear their fair share of “Animal” covers & remixes already. Plus, it was “Cult Logic” that always had my top vote on that album. But who would cover it? Who would step up and do this jam justice!? Well, the one and only Christopher Norman, thats who. Christopher continually flies under too many radars as I post jam after jam of his here on TBE. Let hope this awesome cover grabs some more ears leading up to his debut album. It certainly made my day.

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

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[PREMIERE-MP3] Da French Connexion – “Hold On We’re Going Home” (Drake Cover)

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Nobody does sex better than Drake and nobody does sexy like The French, so its a natural fit for our friends Da French Connexion to cover the best love song of 2013. Things get a bit darker and haunting, with more grit in the vocals and not much else left resembling the original song. Which is just how we like our covers.

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

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[PREMIERE-MP3] Pr0files – “Song for Zula” (Phosphorescent cover)

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Pr0files are the 2013 champs of making heartbreak sexy so when they told me they were covering “Song for Zula” for The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary AlbumI knew the results would be wonderful. The original gets a lot more haunting, dark, danceable. You can almost hear the fog.

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The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

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[PREMIERE – MP3] Y LUV – “Bloodbuzz Ohio (The National Cover)”

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Y Luv have never been afraid to get nasty with an electric guitar and they bring that riffage right up front on this “Bloodbuzz Ohio” cover. It’s a song with a place in all of our hearts and now that place just got a bit more weird. The fog machine is on high and that Lava lamp is kicking out some awesome shapes. And the music… the music is not loud enough. Turn it up!

The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

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[PREMIERE – MP3] Manu el Chino – “Midnight City” (Instrumental M83 cover)

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There are few songs as iconic and massive as M83’s “Midnight City”. As beloved and significant as the song is to the 5 year history of The Burning Ear, I was still hesitant to offer it for reinterpretation. Its been remixed and covered so wonderfully so many times! Well, get ready for 1 more. France’s Manu el Chino pulled the song apart and pieced back together this instrumental cover that builds slow and steady, barely resembling the original until its already stuck in your head. Turn it up loud and do something in the dark.

The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”