Snail Mail – “The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World” (Courtney Love Cover)

Snail Mail has had a banner year with the release of their debut album, Lush, in June, which we named one of the very best albums of the year so far. They’ve been hitting the road hard over the last few months, and show no signs of slowing down: The band is booked straight through next February.

Today, Lindsey Jordan is sharing a Courtney Love cover in conjunction with Amazon’s Originals series. No, it sadly has nothing to do with the Hole leader, but it is the next best thing: a cover of Courtney Love, the band, which was a collaboration between Lois Maffeo and Pat Maley that released a couple of 7″s through K Records in the early ’90s and had a few stray songs beyond that.

The song that Jordan covered is “2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World,” off the group’s 1990 Uncrushworthy 7″. Jordan strips the song back so it’s just her wandering guitar and emotive voice.

Jordan’s played the song live before with the rest of her band earlier this year, but the studio version is an Amazon exclusive for right now — you can listen to it here. Check out a live video of them covering it and the original song below.

TOUR DATES:
10/21 Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
10/22 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
10/23 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
10/24 Manchester, UK @ YES
10/25 London, UK @ The Dome
10/29 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
10/30 Brighton, UK @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
10/31 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
11/2 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix
11/3 Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
11/5 Cologne, Germany @ LUXOR
11/6 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
11/7 Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus Szimpla
11/8 Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11/9 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Sorte Firkant Musikfestival
11/11 Kortrijk, Belgium @ Sonic City
11/13 London, UK @ The Dome
11/30 Jersey City, NY @ White Eagle Hall
12/1 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (early)
12/1 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (late)
12/2 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
12/4 Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College – Dionysus Discotheque
12/5 Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
12/6 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/7 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/8 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/9 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
12/20 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
12/21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/29 Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
1/17 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
1/19 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
1/21 San Diego, CA @ Music Box
1/22 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
1/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
1/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
1/26 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
1/27 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
1/28 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
2/16 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden Arena

12/6-9 w/ Alvvays
12/29 w/ Kurt Vile and The Feelies
1/24 w/ Black Marble
1/26-28 w/ Choir Boy
2/16 w/ Interpol and Car Seat Headrest

Lush is out now via Matador.