Muzzle of Bees, one of my favorite blogs, just posted a great collection of Wisconsin-based artists covering Wilco's classic Summerteeth album. Download the full compliation here - it's fantastic (and free). One of the highlights for me is Juniper Tar's take on Via Chicago - one of the most haunting and personal songs off Summerteeth. Juniper Tar reminds me at times of early-Wilco and Uncle Tupelo so it's a natural fit, but they manage to put their own stamp on Via Chicago. The song rides a steady beat and builds to a crescendo of piano and electric guitar.
Listen below, along with the fantastic "Birds In Trees" from Juniper Tar's excellent Howl Street EP - and be sure to download the entire compilation from Muzzle of Bees.