Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover Big Star’s timeless ‘Thirteen’
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.
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.
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)