Jun 222011

Bonnie “Prince” Billy earned his stripes as a folkie, so him covering the Everly Brothers comes as no surprise. No surprise, that is, until you actually hear it. Paired with the Phantom Family Halo, he turns Don and Phil’s “I Wonder If I Should Care” into a roaring guitar freakout, the words only an excuse to get to more six-string theatrics. Decidedly not the indie-strummer approach you might expect.

“I Wonder If I Should Care” comes off a four-song vinyl EP The Mindeater released last month on Sophomore Lounge. A CD and digital version comes out later this summer on Partisan Records, the home of Phantom Family Halo. Listen below.

Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Phantom Family Halo – I Wonder If I Should Care
(The Everly Brothers cover)

Check out more at Sophomore Lounge and Partisan Records.

Cover Me is now on Patreon! If you love cover songs, we hope you will consider supporting us there with a small monthly subscription. There are a bunch of exclusive perks only for patrons: playlists, newsletters, downloads, discussions, polls - hell, tell us what song you would like to hear covered and we will make it happen. Learn more at Patreon.

  One Response to “Listen: Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Phantom Family Halo Cover the Everly Brothers”

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>