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Listen to Shearwater cover The Baptist Generals’ “Fucked Up Life”

on October 09, 2013, 3:22pm

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Austin psych-rock outfit Shearwater return with Fellow Travelers, a new covers albums due out November 25th via Sub Pop. But the Texas troupe aren’t just re-imagining any old song — they’re covering material from their fellow tour mates, including St. Vincent, Coldplay, and Wye Oak. In a statement, frontman Jonatham Meiburg called the LP “his favorite Shearwater album so far,” likening the recording process to “leafing through a scrapbook.”

We’ve already heard Shearwater’s take on Xiu Xiu, now comes their piercing rendition of The Baptist Generals’ “Fucked Up Life”, off their 2002 Void Touching Faster Victuals EP. Meiburg’s vigorous, crystal-clear vocals cause the cover to strike a far deeper chord than its original and it’s rather breathtaking at moments. Listen in below.

Fellow Travelers Tracklist:
01. Our Only Sun (Jesca Hoop Cover)
02. I Luv the Valley OH!! (Xiu Xiu Cover)
03. Hurts Like Heaven (Coldplay Cover)
04. To Be of Use (Smog Cover)
05 Natural One (Folk Implosion Cover)
06. Ambiguity (David Thomas Broughton Cover)
07. Cheerleader (St. Vincent Cover)
08. Tomorrow (Clinic Cover)
09. A Wake for the Minotaur (Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten)
10. Mary Is Mary (Wye Oak)
11. Fucked Up Life (The Baptist Generals)

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