Thursday, March 18, 2021

Tune-Yards Cover The Breeders

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To celebrate their fortieth anniversary (a year late), legendary indie label 4AD are releasing a compilation album of current artists covering classics from 4AD's discography. One of the covers is Tune-Yards covering The Breeders' iconic "Cannonball." If you're familiar with Tune-Yards and "Cannonball," you already have a picture in your head of what this sounds like, and if you do you're exactly right. "Cannonball" is one of the more odd 90's alt-rock smash hits, and Tune-Yards weird the song up in a way that only they can. It's more of an electronic version, sped up and a little more frantic. Plus, the famous guitar riffs are performed by Merrill Garbus acapella in a way that is reminiscent of Petra Haden. It's a fun cover that updates the thrill we felt when we first heard this oddball classic.

You can listen to Tune-Yards' take on "Cannonball" below. Bills & Aches & Blues is due out digitally on April 2, with physical formats available on July 23. You can pre-order a copy here. For more on Tune-Yards, check out the artist's website.

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