Understated but as strong as iron, it’s made, sung and played with respect, toughness and a tangible, resonating love. Toronto’s Bria has covered Waylon’s eternal “Dreaming My Dreams With You”, it sounds incredible, and it’s taken from the forthcoming Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 EP. Out from September 24th, you can pre-order vinyl, CD, cassette and digital editions of it both from Bandcamp and Sub Pop right now.
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.