Half Waif by Tonje Thilesen
Of the cover, Half Waif's Nandi Rose said: "It was a huge honor to record a cover for the legendary Mirah in celebration of this 20th anniversary reissue. I chose 'Murphy Bed' because I could immediately hear the chorus being reimagined as a more choral-focused arrangement. There's also something obviously sensual about this song lyrically, so I wanted to play that up with the slow backbeat and just have some fun with it. I'm really grateful to Mirah for her fearless songwriting, and I loved getting to interpret that with my own arrangement."
photo by Meghan Marin
Today, Mirah has announced a 20th anniversary reissue of her seminal album, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This. The double LP reissue includes a remastered version of the record as well as a tribute to the album that features covers by Mount Eerie, Hand Habits, Half Waif, Palehound, Shamir, Y La Bamba, Allison Crutchfield and more.
You can hear Mount Eerie's cover of "Of Pressure" now. Read a quote from Phil Elverum below:
"It was a joy to record my version of Mirah's song 'Of Pressure' using the old cassette 4 track and all the instruments we used to use together in the old days," said Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum, "Same air organ, same antique drum machine, same chaos. I remember when Mirah first recorded her original. It was part of a batch of songs that she worked on independently of our collaboration in Dub Narcotic studio. Her 4 track world. That one was a big built world of mounting layers, the feeling of pressure and depth. I loved it and I still do. I wanted to see if I could make it a little more oppressive even."
photo by Julia Leiby
2nd Grade have shared the fourth and final single from their debut album Hit to Hit. It's another short 'n sweet taste of the humble power pop that defines the album. Read the accompanying interview over at The Alternative.
"The record’s latest single “Boys in Heat” clocks in at just over a minute and is incredibly catchy, so it’s easy to find yourself on your fourth or fifth listen without noticing. It’s a confident indie rock jam that exudes carefree summer fun." —The Alternative
photo by Julia Leiby
Philadelphia's 2nd Grade has released the third track from their upcoming full-length Hit to Hit. According to the band, "Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider" is "a rip-roaring earworm about clueless machismo set in the world of the road dog." It's insanely catchy — stream it below!