Boomkat Product Review:
Sacred Bones revive the ‘Todo Muere’ series with a batch of surprising, intramural covers from their illustrious roster of goths, waifs, and rock strayers featuring Boris, Dean Hurley, Hilary Woods, Marissa Nadler and other label regulars, all covering eachothers songs.
Intended to emphasise the unity and difference between their swelling catalogue, the likes of Dean Hurley, Boris, Hilary Woods, and Marissa Nadler rework each others songs in their own image, highlighting aesthetic links implied and explicit. Talk about showing off your range, eh?
Naturally we’re heavily attracted to Hilary Woods’ brilliant cover of David Lynch’s ‘In Heaven’ from the ‘Eraserhead’ soundtrack, with added noise prologue and particularly strung-out vocals channelling the Lady in the Radiator, while Marissa Nadler also opts for a Lynch song, accentuating the forlorn country appeal of ‘Cold Wind Blowin’ off ‘The Big Dream’. And on that Lynch ip, his side-kick Dean Hurley impresses with a haunted organ cover of Mort Garson’s ‘Our Day Will Come’.
Elsewhere Boris turn Jim Jarmusch’s Sqürl song ‘Funnel of Love’ into a sultry rock dirge, Anika reworks Psychic TV’s ‘Godstar’ in her lilting post-punk style; CDMX’s Domingæ turns Anika’s ‘Change’ into an Coil-esque ether-dream; The Hunt emphasise the anthemic potential of Zola Jesus’ ‘I Can’t Stand’ with stadium-sized sing-along- scope, and Thou, Mizmor, & Emma Ruth Rundle wrest a sky-razing BM epic from ‘Night’ off her ’Stridulum II’ classic.