Listen to Cayetana's Augusta Koch cover Lorde's "Liability" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Augusta Koch may be best known as the songwriter and vocalist of Philly faves Cayetana, but lately she’s been venturing quietly into solo territory. While Koch has performed some original solo material at the occasional low-key gig around town, she’s also shared several covers on Soundcloud, including songs by artists like Strand of Oaks and the Cranberries.

Last week, Koch added Lorde to the list, tweetingout a cover of “Liability.” Her timing couldn’t be more perfect — the cover comes just in time for Lorde’s show at the Wells Fargo Center tonight. “Liability” is one of the standout tracks from Lorde’s 2017 album Melodrama, but Koch’s cover is enough to have me questioning which version I like better — both musicians have incredibly powerful voices that match the emotionally wrought nature of the song with an intensity that demands many, many repeat listens.

Listen below. Augusta Koch has a few solo shows coming up — April 18 at Boot & Saddle with Tancred, April 20 at the First Unitarian Church with Roger Harvey, and Get Better Fest on May 5. Find more information on all of these over on the XPN Concert Calendar.

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