10 Great Cover Songs from the Paste Vault

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It’s hard not to love a good cover song, especially when you’re first getting to know an artist. Something about the familiarity of an old lyric combined with the imagination of a re-interpretation can be enough to lure in a new fan, creating a common bond through shared tastes. In many of the Paste video sessions, the artists get loose enough to try out new things or pay tribute to their favorite artists, but tucked away inside the PASTE.COM vault, the cover songs rarely get the attention they so clearly deserve. Check out these 10 phenomenal cover songs from the PASTE.COM vault.

10. Justin Townes Earle
Event: Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival 2013
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “Nobody Loves You When You’re Down And Out” by Jimmy Cox, made popular by Eric Clapton 




9. Night Beds
Event: The Riverview Sessions during SXSW 2013
City: Austin, Texas
Song: “Lover's Spit” by Broken Social Scene (leading into Night Beds' original tune “22”)




8. The Civil Wars
Event: Paste Presents the Stages On Sixth at SXSW 2011
City: Austin, Texas
Song: “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson 




7. Phosphorescent
Event: Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival 2013
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” by George Jones 



6. The Lone Bellow
Event: Paste Dream Show
City: Minneapolis, Minn.
Song: “Angel from Montgomery” by John Prine 




5. Houndmouth
Event: The Riverview Sessions during SXSW 2013
City: Austin, Texas
Song: “Northeast Texas Women” by Willis Alan Ramsey




4. Brandi Carlile
Event:   Newport Folk Festival  2008
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “Folsom Prison Blues” by Johnny Cash 




3. Frank Turner
Event: Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival 2013
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “Live & Let Die” by Paul McCartney 



2. Lucius
Event: The Riverview Sessions during SXSW 2013
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “It Doesn't Matter Anymore” by Buddy Holly




1. Dawes & Ben Sollee
Event: Paste Ruins at Newport Folk Festival 2012
City: Newport, R.I.
Song: “I Dig Love” by George Harrison 



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