You don’t hear much from Edie Brickell these days. Perceived mostly as a one-hit (or album) wonder, her 1988 album Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars with band The New Bohemians went double platinum, but she’s only released a few low-profile albums since. Her 1992 marriage to Paul Simon probably took the pressure to perform off as well.
J Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr. fame, hasn’t forgotten her, though. Better known for hefty hardcore, his newest release, Several Shades of Why, consists of contemplative acoustic music. At a SXSW show previewing the album, he covered Brickell’s “Circle” off of her hit album. Predictably more ragged than the original, his take plays up the melancholy undertones of the song that were bulldozed over by typical late ‘80s overproduction on the first go round. Watch the video below. (via Paste)
J Mascis – Circle (Edie Brickell cover)
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