California indie-rockers Delta Spirit showed off their cover skills with a set of Tom Waits renditions for Daytrotter recently, and now they’re back with their take on The Zombies’ classic brit-pop hit “She’s Not There.” According to their website, the band recorded the track at the request of an unnamed television show, but then decided to post it as a free download on their website instead.
Originally released as The Zombies’ debut single in 1964, “She’s Not There” was a top-ten hit and still gets airplay today on oldies radio stations. In their re-interpretation, Delta Spirit updates the song with more modern drum and guitar sounds but retain some of the original’s key elements, organ solo included. Singer Matthew Vasquez’s vocal performance and distorted guitar do a great job of giving the track a rougher feel and capturing the anguish of the lyrics. Check it out below.
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