Waxahatchee + Swearin' - "Oblivion" (Grimes cover)

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katie allison crutchfield

Your #1 feminist pop fantasy realized: sisters Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Allison Crutchfield of Swearin' (both formerly of P.S. Eliot) were asked by Rookie, the online zine for teen girls, to record a song to serve as the site's May theme song, and they chose to cover Grimes' breakout single "Oblivion." It's a fantastic cover that reinvents pretty much all of Claire Boucher's original instrumentation (that irresistible synth bassline gets translated onto an electric bass, and the Crutchfield sisters layer plenty of distorted guitar over the top) but stays true to her sublime, layered vocals and challenging, triumphant energy. Check it out.