Iceage – “Jackie” (Sinead O’Connor Cover) & “To The Comrades” (Bahumutsi Drama Group Cover)
Earlier this year, Iceage released their sophomore LP, You’re Nothing, but will close out 2013 with new material via a covers 7″. The release includes takes on Sinead O’Connor’s sparse, feedback-infused “Jackie” and the South Africa politcos Bahumutsi Drama Group’s “To The Comrades.” The original was only ever released as a privately pressed one-off with little else ever from the group, but was unearthed in 2009 by an RVNG project Purple Brain, who flipped the cut into a disco edit.
O’Connor is in the news of her own accord, as well, having released an open letter beseeching Miley Cyrus not to “allow herself to be pimped” after Cyrus’s unfortunate sledgehammer-tonguing video for the brilliant “Wrecking Ball” was analogized to O’Connor’s frank clip for “Nothing Compares 2 U” in Cyrus’s recent Rolling Stone cover story. Read the letter in full at Billboard.
“To The Comrades”/”Jackie” 7″ is out 11/19 via Matador. Pre-order here.