Chumped – “Threshold” (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)
Back in February, we announced the release of the second iteration of Father/Daughter Records’ fun Faux Real covers compilation, tied to the revelation that it was rejected from Record Store Day due to a mix of messy record-keeping and not being “compelling enough.” Two months later and we’ve heard all but one of the tracks from the comp, and now we’ve come full circle to debut the last in the series, and it’s a doozy. Chumped take on Sex Bob-omb from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and do their triumphant Battle Of The Bands comeback number “Threshold,” which was written by Beck for the movie. .They play it with the spirit and verve of a sloppy post-college band that you all know and love — and, hey, “We’re Chumped and we’re here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff” is a great way to kick off a compilation. Listen below.
Faux Real II is out today via Father/Daughter Records, and there are still a few copies left. There’s an album release show tonight with Bellows, Small Wonder, Rivergazer, and Sharpless at Palisades in Brooklyn — info here.