jennylee from indie band Warpaint does a cover of punk track “I’m So Tired” by Fugazi from 1999’s ‘Instrument Soundtrack‘. The reimagined version is a part of an exclusive vinyl release for Record Store Day 2020, which will take place on June 20. “I’m So Tired” is one of the two tracks pressed on a 12-inch vinyl that will be available for purchase on the day (via Caroline Records). Listen to the track below.
“I love, admire and respect Fugazi with my whole heart… always have,” the Warpaint bassist shared her admiration for the band with The Line of Best Fit. She also added, “The sentiment of “I’m So Tired” is deeply moving and extremely relatable. It was such a pleasure and a pleasant surprise I was able to pull this off. I hope I did it justice, it sure was FUN (and that’s the point of it all). Big love and kudos to Fugazi forever.”
It has been around over months since the 38-year-old musician graced the indie fans with music. Her last work was a collaboration with Trentemøller for the track “Try a Little” to which jennylee contributes her vocal.
More good news for Warpaint’s fans: the bassist hinted back in December 2019 that the four-piece were cooking new material for the follow-up of 2016’s ‘Heads Up‘. Even though Warpaint has not released anything under their own name since 2016, they went on tour as an opening act for Harry Styles’ Asia tour in 2018, while dropping a track titled “The Brakes” as a soundtrack for horror film ‘The Turning‘. The four members also composed an original score for podcast ‘Motherhacker‘.
Supported by BBC Sounds, Record Store Day is the one single day in which over 200 independent record stores around the UK join force in celebrating the “unique culture”. On this day, there will be exclusive releases of special vinyls made for that day, while many shops and cities will host intimate performances of wide-ranging artists. Record Store Day is held not only in the UK but in many countries around the world. Find out more about Record Store Day on its official site here.
For the upcoming exclusive vinyl by jennylee, the record includes two cover tracks. The first is the cover of Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”, while the other is Daniel Johnston’s “Some Things Last a Long Time” from ‘1990‘. Click here for more information.
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