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Goon – “Let Me In” (R.E.M. Cover)

Goon specialize in fuzzy, grungy lo-fi rock — see their Dusk Of Punk EP for reference — but the LA band are showing off a different side today. They’ve recorded an acoustic cover of “Let Me In,” R.E.M.’s Monster track dedicated to the late Kurt Cobain. Band leader Kenny Becker offered this statement:

I always thought this song was one of the more haunting and mournfully poetic tributes to Kurt Cobain. The tragedy of having lost a true friend is really apparent in R.E.M.’s version. I had always been very moved by that so I tried making my own jangly-acoustic version.

Listen below.

Goon have some tour dates coming up:

01/18 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
01/20 San Francisco, CA @ Garden of Weeden
01/21 Portland, OR @ The Boathouse
01/24 Tacoma, WA @ Real Art Tacoma
01/25 Spokane, WA @ The Observatory
01/27 Vancouver, BC @ Studio Vostok
01/28 Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
01/29 Portland OR @ Twilight Lounge
01/31 Sacramento, CA @ Press Club
03/15-17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/18-19 Santa Barbara, CA @ Starry Nites Festival