Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man) has shared footage of himself performing an acoustic cover of Tori Amos‘ “China.“ He said the following about that:
“Believe it or not, while my band Cave In was writing and recording ‘Until Your Heart Stops’, I was listening to ‘Under The Pin’ by Tori Amos quite a bit. Something about her fiery freedom made me wanna scorch the limits of heavy music. Plus she scores major points for having done a Kurt Cobain-approved cover of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. The song ‘China’ is from an earlier album of hers – only recently did I become acquainted with it. I love the simplicity of melody, the solid arrangement, and her playful lyrics that tenderly capture the heartache of human nature.”
Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, etc.) and Marissa Nadler have released new covers of Phil Collins‘ “In The Air Tonight” and Extreme‘s “More Than Words.“ You can stream those below:
“Steve and I both grew up in Massachusetts in the ’80s and ’90s. Phil Collins’ ‘In the Air Tonight‘ came out in 1981, and it was the year that I was born. (As well as our newest Droneflower member, Emily Lee (Shearwater/Loma/Snake Oil), and Steve a few years earlier.) I feel that the massive hit really soundtracked my childhood and I know the others do as well.
I have this long list of songs in the “would love to try to do this” category. As I’ve mentioned before, Steve Brodsky (and Emily) have made things really easy in that we share obsessive work ethics. We were lucky to bring producer Randall Dunn into mix our version, which was recorded on an extremely hot day at Steve’s apartment in Brooklyn.
‘More Than Words‘ came out in 1990. at that time I was nine and fixated on MTV. It seemed like that video was on forever and had a nostalgic weight to me. I thought it would be really cool to cover it. We wanted to make a creepy, sexy version of both of these songs.”
Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, Etc.) and Marissa Nadler are streaming their cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Estranged.” This track will appear on their new collaborative album “Droneflower” (out April 26).
Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man, Etc.) has joined forces with Marissa Nadler for a new collaborative album titled “Droneflower.” The effort will be released on April 26 and the first single “For The Sun” can be found below: