Stranger Cat – “Chandelier” (Sia Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)
Stranger Cat, the Brooklyn duo of singer-songwriter-producer Cat Martino and co-producer/bandmate Sven Britt, will soon release a new album they’ve been working on for more than two years. They’re finishing up funding the project with a PledgeMusic campaign, and Martino — a longtime collaborator with acts including Sufjan Stevens, the Shins, and Sharon Van Etten — has made the process pretty fun, covering tunes by Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell along the way and offering incentives such as alien cat stuffed animals for backers. There are also a few remaining copies of this Flexi-Disc she made with Sufjan for those who pledge accordingly:
One other song Martino has taken to covering lately is Sia’s top-10 smash “Chandelier.” After performing it live recently at New York’s McKittrick Hotel, today she reveals the sparse, dramatic studio version. Listen below.
Five days left on that pledge campaign, so get thee to PledgeMusic and pledge away.