Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)
Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it’s badass both in theory and in execution. Waxahatchee leader Katie Crutchfield and her twin sister, Swearin’ leader Allison have recorded a punked-up cover of a song that never exactly screamed for a punked-up cover: Grimes’ ethereal burble “Oblivion,” which is already pretty punk in its own way. The end result, with ragged guitar-jangles and beautifully sunny harmonies, works as a refreshing take on an already-great song. Listen to it below.
(via Rookie, where you can also read Jessica Hopper’s interview with both Crutchfields)
Grimes, Swearin’, and Waxahatchee have all released albums in the past year or so, but I feel compelled to mention, once again, that Waxahatchee’s Cerulean Salt is my favorite album of the year thus far. It’s out now on Don Giovanni.