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Amazing Cover Bands: Levi’s Pioneer Sessions

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For the past few months, Levi’s has sponsored a series of sessions that find modern artists doing covers of bands who influenced their sound. These tracks are available as free downloads each month on their website. The bands range from She & Him doing Rick Nelson’s  “Fools Rush In”, to the Shins doing Squeeze’s “Good Bye Girl.” New artists are being added almost every week, with the latest being Ryan Bingham doing James Roosevelt’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is.” Each track page offers fans a bit of info on the artist and their take on the song they covered. Other artists include NAS, the Swell Season, Dirty Projectors, Colbie Caillat, Bomba Estereo, Jason Mraz, Raphael Saadiq, Passion Pit, John Legend and the Roots, and the Kills.

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VSQ Employee Mixtape #5: Customer Service Dept.

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Chrissy H. came to CMH as a lowly intern and has since blossomed into a Customer Service superstar. Not only does she have a winning personality, but has the musical taste to e all your purchases are the right ones. Her mix-tape is a surefire winner with everything from the eclectic to straight up dance pop. If you ever see her boppin’ around Los Angeles, buy her a drink and she’ll sing you a song. She’ll try not to sing out of key. 1. Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me from String Quartet Tribute To Van Morrison Download buy CD 2. The Roots - The Seed from String Quartet Tribute to The Roots Buy CD download 3. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 from String Quartet Tribute to The Flaming Lips download buy CD 4. Get Your Hands Off My Woman from String Quartet Tribute to The Darkness download buy CD 5. Hello, Goodbye from String Quartet Tribute to The Beatles download buy CD 6. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio from String Quartet Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young download buy CD 7. 2Pac - California Love from String Quartet Tribute to 2Pac buy CD 8. Death Cab For Cutie - Sound of Settling from Ghost: The String Quartet Tribute to Death Cab for Cutie download buy CD 9. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust from String Quartet Tribute to David Bowie download buy CD 10. Kanye West - Flashing Lights from The String Quartet Tribute to Kanye West download buy CD

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