In case you didn’t get enough of throwbacks with Weezer’s cover of “Africa” (and now Toto’s cover of “Hash Pipe), singer-songwriter Pete Yorn and indie rock favorite Liz Phair have teamed up for a cover of “Here Comes Your Man” by the Pixies. Their tribute smoothes the creases of the gritty punk original, delivering polished vocals compared to the rough-edged whine of Pixies frontman Black Francis. The main riff retains its vintage scratchiness, but Yorn adds delicate accents in the form of his classic acoustic work and celestial keyboards.
Pete Yorn kicks off his An Evening with Pete Yorn tour in early fall, including a show at Ardmore Music Hall September 27th. Liz Phair is playing a very sold out show at Union Transfer on October 7th. Info on both concerts can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.
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