Listen to Bedouine, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Waxahatchee cover "Thirteen" by Big Star - WXPN
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Two years ago, a terrific triple-bill of Bedouine, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Waxahatchee made its way around the country, including a stop here in Philly at Union Transfer. As the tour unfolded, the three artists searched for a song they could collaborate on, and landed on Big Star’s classic “Thirteen.” Today, a studio version of that cover has made its way into the world via Bedouine’s label, Spacebomb Records.

The recording keeps true to Big Star’s original sound of light acoustic arrangements and resplendent vocal harmonies, with each vocalist taking a verse — first Bedouine’s Azniv Korkejian, then Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra, and finally Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield.

Of the cover, Korkejian says:

“I was backstage in Columbia, Missouri when I realized it was the anniversary of Big Star’s ’93 reunion show that had also taken place in Columbia. I was fiddling around with the song in my dressing room when Katie and Alynda walked in. Suddenly I remembered there were 3 verses to split up. We played it as an homage that night and every night after.”

Listen below and grab a download at Bandcamp.

(h/t Pitchfork)

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