’90s alt-pop professionals Garbage and Jersey basement-punk heroes Screaming Females have an unlikely bond. They toured together last year, and Scremales leader Marissa Paternoster joined Garbage onstage regularly to cover Patti Smith’s “Because The Night” (itself the result of an unlikely Smith/Springsteen alliance). Now they’ve committed that cover to wax, getting together into the studio to record as one united megaband. The cover sounds huge and ferocious. Paternoster and Shirley Manson sound pretty amazing in harmony, and Paternoster gets to play a couple of dragon-slaying guitar solos. Sophie Muller filmed the session in crisp black-and-white and made a music video out of it, and you can watch it below.
The cover will be released on Record Store Day, this Saturday, as a limited-edition 10″ single.