Julien Baker covers Death Cab For Cutie’s “Photobooth”
Last year Julien Baker came out of nowhere to release one of our favorite albums of the year. Sprained Ankle is chock-full of heartbreaking tracks about substance abuse, identity struggles, and near-death experiences, with Baker’s voice alternating between fragile whispers and heart-stopping declarations. Here Baker offers up a forlorn version of Death Cab For Cutie’s “Photobooth,” a fan favorite from the band’s The Forbidden Love E.P. Baker takes the song’s bouncy beat and turns it into a heartbreaker that’s right in sync with her songs from Sprained Ankle. Speaking of which, she was kind enough to play us a song from that record, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the near future.
Julien Baker is the latest artist to participate in The A.V. Club’s Undercover series, and she chose to cover Death Cab For Cutie’s “Photobooth,” off their 2000 Forbidden Love EP that came out a few months after We Have The Facts And We’re Voting Yes. Just like her recent Jawbreaker cover, she takes the bones of the song and rearranges it into something that wouldn’t sound out of place on her sparse debut Sprained Ankle. -- Stereogum
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