Covers 3 is a six-song EP that includes five covers and “one little original number” called “Strange Days”. It follows Nadler’s 2018 album For My Crimes and her 2019 collaborative LP with Stephen Brodsky, Droneflower.
Nadler puts her own dark, acoustic spin on each cover song. Townes Van Zandt’s “My Proud Mountains” becomes a lonely country howl, Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” makes the most of eerie vocal reverbs, King Crimson’s “Moonchild” goes from prog sentimentality to ominous hooks real fast, and Bob Dylan’s “I Was Young When I Left Home” is a somewhat faithful lo-fi take, centered around bare guitar and some simple layered vocals.
There’s no better day to buy Covers 3, or the rest of Nadler’s catalog for that matter, than right now, May 1st. Bandcamp is waiving its cut of sales today, as well as on June 5th and July 3rd, so that artists can receive the full profits. It’s Bandcamp’s latest move to help musicians impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, following two very successful previous efforts.
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Covers 3 Tracklist:
01. My proud mountains
02. Nothing Else Matters
03. I was young when I left home
05. All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain
06. strange days