Grandaddy covered Metric’s “Blindness” in a new album titled “Cover of Covers”, which celebrates 20 years of Under the Radar Magazine.
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‘Cover of Covers’ will feature artists covering songs from artists who have already made the cover of the magazine.
Ahead of the release, you can hear the acoustic version of Metric’s “Blindness” from their 2009 album “Fantasies”, as well as EMA’s piano interpretation of Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash”.
Other artists who appear on the album include Girl Ray covering Haim, Sondre Lerche covering Mitski and Alex Lahey covering St Vincent. You can see the full album tracklist below.
Commenting on Blindness, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy said, “I am a huge fan of Metric. I once drove from Bozeman to Salt Lake City (9 hour drive) to see them play live. I don’t even like going to shows. That says a lot.
I chose “Blindness” because it’s one of my favorite songs since I first heard it in 2009. I recorded and mixed everything in my garage, and I enjoyed following this line trying to emulate some of the original sounds and ‘feels’, but also making it mine a bit, and have a bit of fun. “
‘Cover of Covers’ will be released on March 4, 2022 via American Laundromat and $ 1 from each album sale will be donated to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Covers of Covers tracklist:
Grandaddy – ‘Blindness’ (Metric coverage)
Piroshka – ‘The Crystal Lake’ (Grandpa Cover)
Peter Bjorn & John – ‘Songs Of Love’ (The Divine Comedy Cover)
Cults – ‘Bourgeois’ (Phoenix cover)
Nation Of Language – ‘Stars And Sons’ (Broken Social Scene Coverage)
Kevin Drew – “Loose Ends Will Tie In Knots” (Stars Cover)
Hatchie – ‘FUBT’ (Haim Cover)
Sondre Lerche – ‘Townie’ (Mitski Cover)
C Duncan – ‘Acrobat’ (Angel Olsen cover)
Cassandra Jenkins – ‘C’est toi’ (Animal Collective cover)
NZCA Lines – ‘Debra’ (Beck Cover)
Oceanator – ‘The Biggest Lie’ (Elliott Smith cover)
Black Belt Eagle Scout – “Calculation Theme” (metric coverage)
Strand Of Oaks – ’81’ (Cover by Joanna Newsom)
Ora The Molecule – ‘The Fox In The Snow’ (Belle and Sebastian cover)
Girl Ray – ‘Another Try’ (Haim Cover)
James Yorkston – ‘Smoke Signals’ (cover by Phoebe Bridgers)
EMA – ‘Trailer Trash’ (Modest Mouse Cover)
Alex Lahey – ‘New York’ (cover of St. Vincent)
The water of your eyes – ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel good)’ (REM Cover)
In other Grandaddy news, the group announced a series of UK dates for 2022. They will travel to Bexhill-On-Sea, London, Manchester and Glasgow in April to perform their 2000 album “The Sophtware Slump “, as well as other songs from their back catalog.