For a minute now, Bully has been that band where many of us enjoyed them on our own. Since the band’s growth in recent years, their live sets have just gotten better and their songwriting has gotten stronger. With the world in quarantine, the group has released two covers from the Sub Pop catalog, and both have that nice edge the band brings to their music. The new seven inch and cassette release proves Bully can successfully cover Nirvana and Orville Peck while still sounding like themselves.
On “About a Girl” the murky and muddy bass has its own tone before singer Alicia Bognanno delivers her signature soft rasp. There’s no denying it’s the Nirvana classic, yet here the band makes the song their own with a new approach to the pace and how its orchestrated. With “Turn To Hate,” the band takes the Orville Peck song from upbeat croon to jangled rock song quickly and fiercely. What makes the song sound so extraordinary is how Bognanno’s vocals have this distanced tone complete with backing vocals and plenty of raw power.
The seven inch vinyls are sold out but the cassettes are still available directly from Sub Pop Records ahead of the July 10 release date.
Image Credits: Photo by Angelina Castillo.