If you’ll pardon the pun, we’ve never been particularly Crazy for covers round these parts though exceptions can, and indeed must be maid for the exceptional, which is the bracket into which Hermosa Beach songstrel Sami’s take on the timeless Willie Nelson number falls like a polished bullet into a cocked barrel. Produced by fellow Californian Josh Kouzomis, aka Troublemaker, its instrumentation seemingly derives dollops of inspiration from the quietly ecstatic soothe of Clams Casino as measured clacks and refined, insouciant synths underpin Sami’s glittering vocal smoulder. Both this and its Vash-directed video unabashedly mimic the yesteryear successes of Lana Del Rey for sure, with the employment of sultrily glamorised torment paramount though when the result is a recording this maddeningly addictive, it’s nigh on impossible not to giddily fall head over heels for the thing – derivations ‘n’ all.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 5 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 7 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 7 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 8 hours ago from web