Every couple of weeks we meet up with some of our favorite artists at Heathers Bar in the East Village. They play songs while everyone else ties on one.
On School of Seven Bells' newly released debut, Alpinisms, "White Elephant Coat" sounds like a chic theme for a spy film. But sparse at the bar with only their voices and acoustic guitar, they Joan Baez'd themselves, two tracks of folk voice and brittle winter, for a reworked and stripped version of the song. You know, it wasn't that cold that day, but it is now.