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Listen to Katie and Allison Crutchfield cover Grimes’ “Oblivion”

on May 20, 2013, 4:44pm

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The stars in the celestial sphere have aligned if only for a moment to form an indie dream trio, with the Sisters Crutchfield (of Swearin’ and Waxahatchee) covering the preeminent future-pop queen Grimes. Their version of “Oblivion” uses garage rock silly putty to pull the tune right off Grimes’ funny pages, and while it’s a little more rough-edged than Claire Boucher’s original, it picks up all of the specifics that made the original one of our favorites of 2012. Stream the track below.

Katie spoke to Rookie Mag about why she was drawn to the track:

I read that the lyrics are about assault and feeling unsafe on the street alone, and I thought that was a really great topic that I felt politically aligned with. I’ve written about this before, too, and so has Allison. It’s something a feminist punk band would write about, and the juxtaposition of that with electronic pop was really cool to me.

Photo by Ryan Russell

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