Way back in 2002, Built to Spill's Doug Martsch got together with some local friends and formed Boise Cover Band, releasing a tour only cd in 2003. That disc is finally seeing a digital and vinyl release, and you can hear their version of "Ashes to Ashes." It's quite simply a gorgeous version, which is exactly what you'd expect from a Bowie cover that Doug Martsch is involved in. What is surprising for fans of Martsch's other bands is that guitar is not at the center of this song. All instrumentation is relatively quiet, pairing with Martsch's voice splendidly. If anything, this is a folk-adjacent version of "Ashes to Ashes."
You can listen to Boise Cover Band's version of "Ashes to Ashes" below. Unoriginal Artists will be out on March 19. You can pre-order your copy via Bandcamp.