The Mountain Goats Cover “Little Boxes”
I gave up on Showtime’s mom-dealing-pot dramedy Weeds years ago, during the scene where Snoop Dogg showed up and started rapping about “milf weed.” The world, however, apparently didn’t. The show is now in its eighth and final season, and it’s resurrected its old gimmick in which various different artists cover “Little Boxes,” the Malvina Reynolds folk song that the show used as its original theme music. Thus far this season, artists like Mariachi El Bronx and Ben Folds have covered the song, and now the Mountain Goats have done a version as well. From what I know of John Darnielle’s TV-watching habits, he pretty much sticks with boxing, hockey, and Law & Order: SVU, so this is pretty surprising! Grab the Mountain Goats’ version below.
The Mountain Goats’ new album Transcendental Youth is out 10/2 on Merge.