Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Courtney Barnett Covers the Lemonheads' "Bein' Around"

I really don't know anything about Courtney Barnett, but when you cover the Lemonheads you're almost guaranteed to have me check it out. "Bein' Around" might be my least favorite Lemonheads song, but it's still a Lemonheads song. It's not that it's a bad song, but it just seems to be the one song that always gets played at every Lemonheads/Evan Dando show. 

Courtney Barnett has a really fresh take on the song. Gone is the slight country drawl in Evan's original, replaced by a dreamy, more ethereal sound. It's a way to make a song I've heard roughly 10,000 times new again, and is totally worth a listen.

To learn more about Courtney Barnett, check out her website. For more information on what Evan Dando and the Lemonheads are up to, check out their criminally out of date website. (Also, I have listened to some of her own music. It's pretty spectacular. Go here to watch her beyond great "Avant Gardener."

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