August 14, 2020

There sure is a lot of bands releasing cover versions at the moment; some hit the mark some are… questionable.

Over the years, THOU have spoiled us with a wide variety of cover songs, and those of you present during their Misfits set at Roadburn 2019 can confirm that they bring their own distinct energy to the songs of others. Today they have released an album of various covers from the likes of Pearl Jam, Black Sabbath and Shellac… and we couldn’t resist kicking off this week’s Essential Sounds playlist with one of theirs…

If you want to seek out the tracks elsewhere, here’s the info you’ll need:

ThouFourth of July (Robotic Empire)

SvalbardListen To Someone (Holy Roar)

Holy Fawnhf:/LHPN/seer/REF2.alt (Tripple Crown Records)

The Devil’s TradeThe Call of the Iron Peek (Season of Mist)

Teethgrynder feat. Richey BeckettOrnament (Self-Release)

Orville PeckFancy (Columbia Records)

Future IslandsThrill (4AD)

Sólveig MatthildurLast Date (Artoffact Records)

Rope Sect feat. Mat McNerneyPrison Of You (Self-Release)

PallbearerRite of Passage (Nuclear Blast)

Alexis MarshallNature In Three Movements (Sargent House)

Primitive ManConsumption (Relapse Records)

DumaLionsblood (Nyege Nyege Tapes)

Deaf Kids, PetbrickSweet-Drenched Wreck (Rocket Recordings)

BarstConspiracy for a Cvlt Nation (Consouling Sounds)