Watch Girl Crisis Cover Leonard Cohen (Stereogum Premiere)
The latest, eighth dispatch from Girl Crisis, the all-Brooklyn all-female concept-troupe supergroup committed to two covers a year (of a male icon in the winter, female in the sumer) via Super 8mm film in a Greenpoint apartment has just offered up their latest seasonal selection: a tribute to the bard Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End Of Love.” It is summer, though, and Leonard is not a woman. Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, one of the project founders, tells us this is because the footage was filmed in winter but trapped on her computer while touring in support of her band’s (great) record. She also says GC made this “love letter” to Leonard after hearing he was a Girl Crisis admirer (and admits this is only questionably true)(sounds good though). This installment’s lineup features Polachek with fellow Girl Crisis founders Elizabeth Harper (Class Actress), Jessica Lauretti (This Frontier Needs Heroes), and Super 8 operator Bek Andersen, along with stalwart sirens Ilirjana Alushaj (Apache Beat, Ille), Jane Herships (Spider), Molly Shea (Acrylics), Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone), and Linnea Vedder-Shults (Lights). LC via GC is a bit sultrier than you remember. Enjoy:
Leonard joins Nirvana, Taylor Dayne, Black Sabbath, Ace Of Base, and Chris Isaak in the Girl Crisis cataologue. You can read more about the project, and watch some of their past installments, here.