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Note to self: Googling “turned on” throws up some very bizarre results…

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If you’re thinking “WTF?!”, then welcome to my world…

Last week saw the release of an album most of you probably won’t be interested in. Titled American Love, it’s by the Bostonian “post-R&B” band Bad Rabbits. Now, despite my love of all genres post-, I don’t normally listen to post-R&B. I don’t even listen to regular R&B. Indie is about as far as I stray from rock-style music, and even then that’s very rare these days, when so much of my time is spent listen to the latest metal and hardcore releases (I know, woe is me, right?).

Nevertheless, I jumped on American Love like a rabbit on a lady rabbit in spring, because I’ve been a fan of the band since the beginning of 2011, when they uploaded this cover of Deftones‘ “Sextape“.

Now, Diamond Eyes, from which “Sextape” obviously comes, was one of my favourite albums of 2010, so it immediately caught my attention. I liked Bad Rabbits’ vibe, so I went and checked out their stuff. At the time, their most prominent work was the 7-song EP Stick Up KidsStick Up Kids doesn’t sound much like anything I’d listen to normally, but damn if it wasn’t good:

So it happens that some covers are that good that you have to go and check out the artist’s own work, and sometimes you uncover some gems.

So tell me, what covers have turned you on to excellent new bands?

No matter the style or genre, let us know in the comments below!

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