Giant Drag Covers Madonna (Stereogum Premiere)

Last December, Micah quit Giant Drag, leaving Annie Hardy to fend for herself. Wasn’t the first time Micah left the band, but maybe it’s the last; after nearly a year of radio silence, Annie’s back in the studio working on the Hearts And Unicorns follow-up and causing a commotion with a contribution to the somewhat freaky, somewhat folkie Through The Wilderness tribute comp. The last track we checked from the tribute was Ariel Pink’s “Everybody,” but Ms. Hardy pulls from later ’80s fodder with Like A Prayer’s “Oh Father.”

 


The melodramatic Madonna hook was a guilty pleasure for some, a regular pleasure for others; in Annie’s Giant hands, the tune’s gets a reverent update, with slight streaks of noise at the rideout to make it a little Drag like.

Giant Drag – “Oh Father” (MP3)

Ah, for old time’s sake…

Through The Wilderness: A Tribute To Madonna is out 11/27 on Manimal Vinyl. Fittingly, 25% of profits go to RaisingMalawi.org. Your tracklist…

Jonathan Wilson – “La Isla Bonita”
Golden Animals – “Beautiful Stranger (Blues)”
Winter Flowers – “Live To Tell”
Mountain Party (Feat. Devendra Banhart) – “Material Girl”
Jeremy Jay – “Into The Groove”
Ariel Pink – “Everybody”
Giant Drag – “Oh Father”
The Tyde – “Hung Up”
Alexandra Hope – “Lucky Star”
The Chapin Sisters – “Borderline”
Apollo Heights – “Dress You Up”
The Bubonic Plague – “Who’s That Girl?”
VietNam – “Love Song”
Pangaeans – “Impressive Instant” (iTunes only)
The Prayers – “Cherish”
Lion of Pansjir – “Crazy for You”
Lavender Diamond – “Like A Prayer”
Siddharta – – “Holiday” (iTunes only)