Worriers | photo by Molly Adams | courtesy of the artist
Worriers covers The Magnetic Fields’ “Grand Canyon” for No More Dysphoria benefit
Punk outfit Worriers are the closing artist on the new benefit compilation You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute to 69 Love Songs. The album pays tribute to The Magnetic Fields’ landmark opus, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next September, and raises money in the process for No More Dysphoria, a non-profit that provides trans individuals with financial assistance for medical costs.
Worriers’ frontperson Lauren Denitzio covered “Grand Canyon” for the project; on the original album, it is the 29th love song (or disc two, song six), but the compilation resequences the record so it ends on “Grand Canyon,” and Denitzio’s solo electric rendition gives it a resonant, Billy Bragg-ish quality to close out the set, as compared to the shimmering synthpop of the original.
Compare the two versions below, and pre-order You Can Sing Me Anythinghere; regional bands in the mix include Philly’s Laser Background (who covers “Strange Eyes”), and Lancaster’s Witch Bomb (who does “Parades Go By”), other rad artists include Sidney Gish, illuminati hotties, Palehound, DUMP HIM, and a lot more.