Friday, March 13, 2009

Music Erik Likes

Bill Callahan's cover of Kath Bloom's "The Breeze/My Baby Cries" is the best song I've heard this year. Usually covers suck, particularly on tribute albums (though the Johnny Paycheck tribute album of 3-4 years ago is a significant exception of awesomeness). But Callahan takes a great song and makes it even better. I'm biased--I've been a big Callahan fan since fairly early in the Smog days. But this is just great. You can hear it here. Check it out.