Mitski: Let’s Get Married (Bleachers Cover)

As part of Terrible Thrills, Vol. 3—a vinyl-only collection of covers from Bleachers’ 2017 album Gone Now—Mitski recorded a version of “Let’s Get Married.” The song is minimal but layered. It’s stripped away all the big and joyful production from the Bleachers version—which is actually how it sounded originally, according to Jack Antonoff. Since the recording will never be available digitally, it’s appeared online as an mp3, …

Kate Bush: Rocket Man (Elton John Cover)

From her upcoming album of B-sides, remixes, rarities and cover versions, The Other Sides & Rocket Man, Kate Bush’s cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” is predictably unpredictable. Recorded back in 1991, Bush just released her self-directed video for the song—which is equally charming. The video sees Bush playing the ukulele in space, and conducting meteors as if they were her own orchestra. Unequivocally Kate …

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Duets and covers define our week in music

Perfume Genius + Empress Of: When I’m With Him Reworking her original version of “When I’m With Him,” Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has teamed up with Perfume Genius (aka Mike Hadreas) for this dreamy and dramatic version, where Hadreas takes lead vocals. While it’s technically billed as a cover by Perfume Genius, it’s a duet—aided by production from Jim-E Stack, who also worked on the original. Moving away …