It takes a group with an identity as refined as FADER #37 cover stars Love is All to be so deeply into cover songs (i.e. their precociously lewd interpretation of "Darling Nikki"). Every prefab track they take on gets splayed and quartered through wacky impressionistic sax and kewpie-pie vocals (i.e. the devastatingly dramatic "I Ran"). But it feels like Tant Strul's "Pappas Tant" was actually written for them, its punk cheer perfectly fits their wild lovely spirits. Oh yeah, Tant Strul is Lykke Li's mom's old punk band and this song is from 1980! And she sounded like Lykke, Bjork and the Nina Hagen-y singer from the German band MIA kinda! But it's all in Swedish!
April 09, 2009