Anika’s self-titled debut album was a thick collection of unsettling dub, her voice draped strong and flat over blunt bass and endlessly echoed guitars. It was a strangely personal listen even as she often sounded distant and disaffected. “Love Buzz” is a Shocking Blue remake from a new EP of covers that kicks off with “I Go To Sleep,” an excellent take on The Kinks’ affecting classic. It’s easy to be generally skeptical of covers; Why listen to a new version when the original is great as is? But Anika draws each song so deeply into her world that they become her own. Get the Anika EP from Stones Throw.
Stream: Anika, “Love Buzz”