You should all be fairly up to date on the running project from Spotify titled ‘Spotify Singles’. It’s a project that sees a band not only perform a live rendition of one of their own hits but take on a cover of another hit.

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It’s a project which has seen The National, St. Vincent, Rostam, Wolf Alice and many more take on the challenge, most with a truly devastating effect. St. Vincent’s cover of Rihanna is well worth a listen!

Today we see Karen O et al from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs not only produce a spell-binding version of their brilliant track ‘maps’ but also cover Big Star’s timeless classic ‘Thirteen’. As you might expect both are truly incredible.

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The cover is the first new music we’ve heard from the band in 5 years and possibly hints at a new album and tour on the way. Last year, Yeah Yeah Yeahs reissued Fever to Tell as a box set featuring unheard demos, B-sides, rarities, and a 2003-era documentary.

Take a listen to the two tracks below but note that currently the two titles are mixed up (‘Thirteen’ plays as ‘Maps’ and vice versa)

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