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“Gouge Away” is the name of a Pixies song, and, as a crew of Floridians noticed nearly a decade ago, an incredible name for a hardcore punk band. While Christina Michelle’s vocals are a bit more unhinged than Black Francis’ unpredictable snarls, the ominous bass-and-snare intro of GA’s ferocious single “Ghost” mimic the foreboding atmosphere of a Doolittle cut, making their “Wave of Mutilation” cover a perfect fit. There isn’t much in the way of modification in the recording, but instead a clear sense of contemporary hardcore punk’s indebtedness to the Boston noise-rock innovators.

Our new 7″, Consider b/w Wave of Mutilation (Pixies cover) will be in stores March 20th. You can hear our new single, 25% of the profits from the sale of the 7″ will be donated to the International Rescue Committee to help immigrants, refugees, and those who have been displaced by natural disasters or attacks on their home.

From the single “Consider b/w Wave of Mutilation” in stores now

Chewing is the solo project of Local Natives’ Nik Ewing. He has announced a new album where he covers Dennis Wilson’s 1977 classic “Pacific Ocean Blue” in its entirety as part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious Series. He has shared two tracks from it: “River Song” (which features the rest of Local Natives) bandmates and “Moonshine” (which features Cults). The album was released December 21st.

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Ewing had this to say about the album in a press release: “With zero hyperbole, driving across LA can take half an hour or four days. One of the more manageable times I drove across the city, it took me 37:15, the length of Pacific Ocean Blue by Dennis Wilson. Like many important first album listening experiences, the entire environment surrounding that listen burnt into my memory. It was like that sad, dark album was made specifically for that specific sad, dark drive across LA. A haunted, outcast Beach Boy who still sung simple Beach Boy lyrics like ‘I’m sorry, I miss you’ but whose weathered voice is painfully more honest without the hollow late ’70s shine from his band (who seemingly didn’t miss him that much).

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The first single from Chewing’s full album tribute to Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue featuring Local Natives.

“I really love when artists give their own radical take on a song (Jukebox by Cat Power is criminally underrated IMO). Luckily this album isn’t as ‘sacred’ as if I covered Pet Sounds in its entirety, which allowed me a lot more liberty. I wanted to re-imagine this album in a much darker and ambient context: to flow like a lost mixtape, to sound cohesive with all the voices (and trumpet, hi Nico!) weaving in and out throughout (and obviously I couldn’t NOT have my band contribute beautiful, lush harmonies to a Beach Boy cover album).”

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The 12th release in the SOUNDS DELICIOUS limited edition vinyl subscription series. Chewing featuring Local Natives, Cults, POP ETC, Evan Voytas, and Nico Segal reimagine and pay tribute to Dennis Wilson’s Pacific Ocean Blue by covering it in its entirety.

In 2011, Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band recorded a cover of the entire Nirvana album, “Nevermind”. Assuming you’ve heard of that one, I’ll just let you know that this is the first vinyl pressing of it and it’s limited to 500 units on regular ol’ black vinyl. There’s a picture to the left (or above, if you’re on mobile).

From Kevin: “It’s basically impossible for me to talk about Nevermind objectively. I recognize its canonical place as a cultural artifact, and that there is nothing unique about being one of the tens of millions of people for whom that album was literally life-changing.That doesn’t make it any less true. I played it for my parents, and I play it for my daughter. It’s unquestionably the most important music I’ve ever heard.

It engaged and clarified murky looming interior early adolescent messinesses, introduced me to entire aesthetics and subcultures and sociopolitical sensibilities and non-traditional iterations of masculinity to which I am indebted to this day, encouraged me to write songs and yell and sing and play guitar and worry less about expertise and more about expression, and helped define whole friendships, installing in us a language we still speak fluently.

It made things seem possible. It was a magic trick, a ubiquity that felt like an insurrection, something that was everyone’s and yours, too. We recorded this because we wouldn’t have done any of what we’ve done – or even known each other – without this record.

It felt like a fitting tribute to its spirit to knock it out in a basement over a weekend. That’s how I learned it in the first place, 28 years ago.

releases on November 22nd, 2019. It’ll be on digital platforms that day. Records will start shipping immediately and if you buy from our webstore we’ll also email you a link to download the album immediately on that day.

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Mackenzie Scott, the singer-songwriter who performs under the pseudonym of Torres, has released a new cover of Portishead song ‘Wandering Star’. The Brooklyn-based musician, who is in the middle of a tour which has her scheduled to perform in Zurich, France, Italy and more, recently encountered a major financial struggle in order to get emergency flights back to America.

Now, while self-isolating like millions of people around the world, Scott has released a cover of the Portishead classic to help ease the struggle in quarantine. Given the recent success of Bandcamp’s campaign to help struggling artists at the time of the coronavirus campaign, Torres has made her ‘Wandering Star’ cover available to buy through her account on the streaming platform. It follows her January album Silver Tongue.

New Orleans–based singer-songwriter Esther Rose has released a cover of Sheryl Crow’s 1998 track “My Favorite Mistake.” The track was recorded live to live at New Orleans’ Tigermen Den.

“When people ask what kind of music I play I generally tell them ‘country & folk,’ but the truth is my band has a secret genre for my songwriting style which they call ‘’60s/’90s’; this weird blend of late-’60s folk and early-’90s alternative rock,” Rose said in a statement. “‘My Favorite Mistake’ somehow slides right into that comfort zone. My band and I had a lot of fun coming up with our own arrangement; Dan Cutler is playing that iconic guitar riff on upright bass, we slowed down the tempo, and I changed a couple words to make it a little more hopeful.”

Last year, Rose released her sophomore record, You Made It This Far, via Father/Daughter Records.

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Written by Sheryl Crow (BMI) and Jeff Trott (ASCAP)
Vocals: Esther Rose
Fiddle: Lyle Werner
Bass: Dan Cutler
Lap Steel: Matt Bell
Guitar & Vox: Max Bien-Kahn
Drums & Vox: Cameron Snyder

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Saving Grace, is the latest musical project from former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant who has announced a run of North American tour dates scheduled for the spring. The band features singer Suzi DianOli Jefferson (percussion), Tony Kelsey (mandolin, baritone, acoustic guitar), and Matt Worley (banjo, acoustic/baritone guitars).

The famous rock singer took to his social media outlets on Tuesday morning to announce the upcoming run of shows that begins on May 12th . The brief run continues over six more shows in select U.S. cities, including Chicago, IL (5/15); Port Chester, NY (5/20); and New York City (5/20) before wrapping in Washington, D.C. on May 25th. The tour will also feature Catfish Keith on the billing at every performance except the Chicago date.

Saving Grace gave their first performances in the U.K. and Ireland in 2020. The band will also play five shows in the U.K. ahead of the North American run beginning on March 15th, which includes an appearance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The relatively new band explores a “Repertoire of ‘music inspired by the dreamscape of the Welsh Marches,’ [and] songs that span Plant’s diverse tastes and influences, notably his lifelong passion for British and American folk, spirituals, and traditional blues, including a number of beloved standards and longtime favorites,” according to a press statement . Plant closed last year touring throughout the fall with his other band, The Sensational Space Shifters, while also releasing reissued singles from his solo catalog with the “Digging Deep” Box Set that arrived in February.

Performed by Saving Grace. Originally written and recorded by Low.

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The National’s Matt Berninger has covered Mercury Rev’s “Holes,” which opens their classic 1998 album Deserter’s Songs, at the NYC Tibet House benefit on Wednesday and now he’s shared a gorgeous studio version of the song that is being released as a single as part of the 7 Inches Vinyl for Planned Parenthood series.

Berninger’s version of “Holes,” produced by Booker T. Jones, is the A-side; a spoken word by lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, called “A Reproductive Rights Call To Action,” is the B-side. Watch a music video for Berninger’s cover below.

Berninger gave the following statement in a press release:

I found myself wasting a lot of time and energy worrying about all the threats to the world and to my kid’s rights. Finally, I just turned everything off and tried to chill. I started listening to a lot of old favorite records and re-reading books. All my energy and optimism came back and I started recording a lot. So many people I know are having this experience and doing their best work right now. Instead of watching everything being destroyed why not have fun and create things that can fight back. I’ve never been happier. Joy is an act of resistance. IDLES said that.

“Holes” originally written and recorded by Mercury Rev (Jonathan Donahue, Sean Mackowiack, Adam Snyder, and David Fridmann)

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As promised, Kevin Devine’s upcoming “Celtic EP” as Kenny O’Brien and The O’Douls features a Waterboys cover, and that cover is pretty great and it’s out today. Kenneth John O’Brien Jr. (born November 27, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles.

Kenny O’Brien & The O’Douls are an alter-ego for Kevin Devine and his friends to goofily but enthusiastically play music for you on St. Patrick’s Day, while wearing the best Irish accoutrements that New York’s $.99 stores can supply.

We are here releasing on 12″ vinyl and obviously the vinyl is green, a total of four tracks from this Celtic-inspired, rocking outfit. Two of these tracks were released for Kenny O’B and the O’D’s first run of shows during St. Patrick’s Day weekend 2019, while two of them are new for the 2020 shows which are set for March 13, 14 and 15 in Boston, Brooklyn and Philly.

“The Whole Of The Moon” · (Kevin Devine) Kenny O’Brien & the O’Douls ℗ 2020 Bad Timing Records and Devinyl Records

How to Rent a Room

Stef Chura releases a yearning cover of Silver Jews’ ‘How To Rent a Room’ in tribute to the much-missed David Berman who passed away earlier this year. A portion of proceeds from this release will go to MusiCares, a charity providing financial, health and rehabilitation resources to music people in times of need.

While Chura has previously performed ‘How To Rent a Room’ solo in live sets, this version of  The Natural Bridge opener came together shortly after Berman’s passing this summer. “‘How To Rent a Room’ has always been one of those songs that I could never let go of,” explains Chura.  “Ever since the first time I heard it it’s always been one of my favorite songs and remains one that imprinted me as a young songwriter.

“Now, in light of his death, the lyrics take on a new and much sadder meaning. At the time they seemed conceptual, but the line “Now there’s a lot of things that I’m gonna miss, like the thunder down country and the way water drips” is now a haunting and deeply poetic rendering of everyday minutiae and the texture of our lives that we don’t appreciate on a daily basis. The song seems nostalgic for a life he was currently living, and how important it can feel to mean something to someone. Or at least that’s my interpretation.”

Players: Stef Chura (acoustic guitar/vocals), Clara Salyer (lead guitar), Chad Stocker (bass), Clancy Ryan (drums)

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Yesterday (January 9th), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon welcomed both actor Will and music guest Patti Smith. After Will Smith and Fallon rapped a history of Will Smith, Patti Smith showed up to discuss her new book Year of the Monkey, she read a poem, discuss being a jerk to Bob Dylan, and performed a cover Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush.” 

Music guest Patti Smith performs a cover of Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush” for the Tonight Show audience.