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Ruth Radelet: “Twilight”

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Portland, Oregon’s Ruth Radelet — once of Chromatics — has unveiled a moving, faithful and luminous cover of Elliott Smith’s time-altering “Twilight”. The Kill Rock Stars Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) compilation project rolls on, and you can follow along with it both here and on Bandcamp.

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Marissa Nadler: “Pitseleh”

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Organized by Francis Lung, Everybody Cares was an online fundraiser that supported the LGBTQ+ charities AKT, The Audre Lorde Project and GIRES. Just today its accompanying compilation was released, and you can hear the incomparable Marissa Nadler’s hymnal take on “Pitseleh” above. The whole thing is available on Bandcamp.

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Marika Hackman: “Between the Bars”

Listening to Elliott Smith suspends time, and his music is a salve soaked in sorrow that heals, and hurts, and haunts. Marika Hackman has chosen his “Between The Bars” along with nine other modern classics for her just-released album Covers, and you can hear her sing it like a hymn above. That album is available now from Bandcamp.