Twice a year, the indie chicks of Girl Crisis sit down in a Brooklyn living room to perform a cover. In the summer months, they honor their gender with a song by a female songwriter. Last summer, for instance, they covered Taylor Dayn’s “Tell It to My Heart.” In the winter, they go for the guys. This winter: Ozzy Osbourne, with Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.”
The mostly a cappella cover finds members of Acrylics, Apache Beat, Au Revoir Simone, Chairlift, Class Actress, and Telepathe accompanying themselves with thudding drum and, as the vocals subside, a synth swirl. Would have fit right in with our Paranoid album feature. Watch the lo-fi clip below.
Girl Crisis – Paranoid (Black Sabbath cover)
Full list of performers: Ilirjana Alushaj, Busy Gangnes, Elizabeth Harper, Jane Herships, Sophia Knapp, Caroline Polachek, Molly Shea, Erika Spring, Linnea Vedder
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