Photo via Roots Down in the Shadow

The latest #CoverClub session is Our Griffins‘ take on “Last to Swim” by Strand of Oaks. Guitarist Alex Luquet  told Root Down in the Shadow that he first saw Strand of Oaks two years ago at Union Transfer and has been a fan ever since.

Brown’s low raspy monitor builds subtly yet beautifully with the rhythm of the song.  Our Griffins actually played the cover live a few weeks ago when they opened for Kishi Bashi at TLA.  Make sure you catch them this Friday, June 27th at Bourban & Branch along with Former Belle, Maitland and Jeremiah Tall (tickets and info here); and make sure you catch Our Griffins at the XPoNential Music Festival later this month.

Strand of Oaks is having an exciting few months. Their new album HEAL, out today,  is garnering enthusiastic coverage from NPR Music and Spin, and they perform for our Free at Noon Concert this Friday. Check out the “Last to Swim” cover below