If you’re anything like me, you can’t get enough David Bowie. Except of course for the whole Tin Machine thing
. What was he thinking? Whatever. A new covers album called Life on Mars
each song hand-picked and approved by Bowie himself
will be released on July 8. Already one of my favorite tracks from the album, Au Revoir Simone’s version of Oh! You Pretty Things sounds cute, airy, harmonious, and heavily synthesized, just as if they’d written the song. This is what good covers do. I also happen to have it on good authority that Heather of A.R.S. kills
at Disney-musical karaoke. Hopefully we’ll hear that covers album soon, too.