Michigan’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. took Pavement’s “Summer Babe”—from the unstoppable Slanted And Enchanted—and removed much of its indie-angst, leaving behind a pretty little summer ditty. That was perfect for the sunny day that greeted us on the porch of some A.V. Club readers that we’re collectively calling the Throop Troop (against their wishes—the apartment is on Throop Street). Dale’s latest is the mellow, ingratiating It’s A Corporate World.
Mac MacCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Jonathan Richman's "That Summer Feeling"
Matmos Covers Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy"
Rick Springfield Covers Fleetwood Mac's "Oh Well"
Telekinesis Covers Donovan's "Sunshine Superman"
Ezra Furman Covers Wilco's "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Rogue Wave Covers Duran Duran's "Rio"
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead Covers The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon"
METZ Covers The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat"
Mac McCaughan & Kelly Hogan Cover Nick Gilder's "Hot Child in the City"
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists Cover The Ramones' "Go Lil' Camaro Go"
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover The Ramones
Mac McCaughan and Kelly Hogan cover Nick Gilder