Cameron Boucher – “Change” (Alex G Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Change has inspired many a song over the years, both the act itself and, certainly, the Alex G song of the same name. “Change,” which first appeared on the Philly songwriter’s 2012 release Trick, has become something of a standard anti-transition anthem for a certain set, and it’s easy to understand why. The blueprint of “Change” is simple but effective, the second half’s repeating refrain a stuck-in rut that feels impossible to get out of. It’s been covered a lot over the years by Youtube and Bandcamp hopefuls and, most memorably by Los Angeles compatriot R.L. Kelly. Next up is Sorority Noise and Old Gray’s Cameron Boucher, who lets the bare bones of the track show in his home-recorded version of it. It’s a perfect song, so that’s more than enough. The cover will be included on the aptly named upcoming release Some Covers, which also features Boucher’s take on songs by Modest Mouse, the Microphones, Death Cab, The World Is…, Eskimeaux, and more. Listen to his “Change” cover below.

Some Covers will be out 3/8. Tapes will be available during the upcoming Sorority Noise tour with Citizen and Turnover.