Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Julia Holter covers Arthur Russell

Leaving Records, an experimental beat-making/electronic/indie cassette label in LA, has teamed up with Stone's Throw to release Dual Form, a 53-minute, 19-track summary of a quirky scene, with tracks by reasonably well-known artists like Dntel, Sun Araw and Odd Nosdam, as well as some up and comers (Cyclist's track "Visions" is pretty good, as is Oscar McClure's "LaBelle Gross").

Julia Holter, who has made a name for herself with eerie, electronically enhanced art-pop sometimes inspired by Greek drama, sometimes not, contributes a cover of Arthur Russell's "You & Me Both." It's live. You can hear the audience background noise. And it's relatively simple, compared to some of the more elaborately constructed cuts on the comp. But it's very emotionally resonant, a tiny bit spooky, and utterly unaffected. You can hear it here:

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