Mark Kozelek‘s “band” Sun Kil Moon arrived on the scene with the sprawling Ghosts of the Great Highway in 2003, filled with introspective, echoey acoustic pieces as well as electrified, crunchy, Neil Young-esque epics. “Salvador Sanchez” is the hardest rocking song on the album, although it is revisited as the softer “Pancho Villa” for the album closer. Brooklyn husband and wife team, Little Silver, do a significantly stripped down version of “Sanchez” that’s even more peaceful than Kozelek’s own “Pancho Villa.”
The softly plucked acoustic guitar could be Kozelek’s own, but the real difference, and nice addition, is the combination of Steve Curtis’ soft, plain voice with Erika Simonian’s, which is reminiscent of Patti Smith. The song, like many of Sun Kil Moon’s, is repetitive almost to the point of droning, but when the chorus comes around, the duo’s harmony lifts the song back up before diving into the verse. Download the track below.