Video: Charlie Coffeen with Angéle Anise and Tyler Berg – “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (Kendrick Lamar Cover)


Sidewalk Chalk‘s Charlie Coffeen dropped an in-studio video for a cover of Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” The track, from the Grammy nominated album Good Kid M.A.A.D City, features vocals by Angéle Anise and drums by fellow Sidewalk Chalk member Tyler Berg.

“I’ve been wearing Kendrick’s album out since it dropped, and I had an idea to do a version of this song while I was on the road for some shows last month,” Coffeen says. “Angéle is one of my favorite vocalists, and Tyler and I play together all the time. This line-up seemed like the right fit to do something special with this song, so we got together for a few hours at I.V. Lab in Chicago with some friends around to shoot the performance and ended up with this.”

Sidewalk Chalk is releasing its sophomore album, Leaves, on February 25th before touring across the US. Initial dates include Chicago at the Double Door (2/21), DROM in New York (2/22), and Hotel Cafe in LA (3/28).

New Track: A K U A Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Rookie


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Our favorite Canadian songstress, A K U A, teams up with Rookie for a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Taking an ambient and minimal approach, the track is available as a free download for 24 hours, so go grab it.

Since last month’s release of her debut EP, One’s Company, A K U A has been grabbing the attention of listeners worldwide. A couple weeks ago, she opened for Solange in Montreal. The vibe was right, and she is now joining Solange on the road as a backup singer. The first gig was Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend. Atta girl, A K U A.

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Video: Lianne La Havas – “Only Girl In The World” (Rihanna Cover)


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Shivers. It’s as if Lianne La Havas can’t perform a song without leaving some sort of lasting psychosomatic effect on you. This time, the audible dream of a lady does a cover of Rihanna’s “Only Girl In The World.” Backed only by a piano, Lianne’s voice fills in the space with power to be reckoned with.

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Video: Alice Smith – “Fool For You” (Cee-Lo Cover)


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The magnificent Alice Smith seems to be back at it. After hearing rumors of comebacks for a minute, we’ve been holding on to hope for a while now. Everyone can now breathe easy with this new cover of Cee-Lo’s “Fool For You.” Damn, this little lady got some pipes, man.

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Video: Quadron – “Ex-Factor” (Lauryn Hill Cover)


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Coco of Quadron convenes with her bandmates to do a beautiful rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.” Pretty incredible for an impromptu performance that’s basically a cappella. Gotta love the charming courtyard in Vienna and the elegant Coco is doing nothing less than killing it in that fit.

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