Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Tristen Covers The Cure

Now this one is an absolute delight. I first discovered Tristen when she opened for Justin Townes Earle back in 2012, and I've been a huge fan ever since. She's just released a cover of The Cure's iconic "Just Like Heaven," and it might be the most perfect cover of all time. Tristen takes the 80's New Wave/goth hit and transforms it into a bizarro pop song. It's a laid back, sorta kinda dance friendly pop version with the slightest hints of Americana here. In other words, she makes it a Tristen song. In particular the trademark guitar riff is obvious, but it's morphed into a swirling, fuzzy sound all its own.

You can listen to Tristen's take on "Just Like Heaven" below. You can download a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Tristen, check out the artist's website.

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