Listen to Big Nothing strip down Paul Westerberg's "Things" for their new covers, etc. EP - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Philly indie rock four-piece Big Nothing is back with a new release for Bandcamp Friday, a set called covers, etc. that delivers what it promises with three versions of some of their favorite songs, two acoustic cuts from their back-catalog, and one unreleased track.

The EP opener, a cover of “Things” by Paul Westerberg, is streaming now. Originally a breezy alternative bop found on The Replacements singer and songwriter’s 1993 solo album 14 Songs, Big Nothing strips it down to an acoustic rendition with bassist and vocalist Liz Parsons taking center stage, and band bud Maxwell Stern delivering a guitar solo.

You have to buy the project to hear the subsequent five songs, which include covers of the eponymous theme song by Brit power-poppers Dangers of Love and Superdrag’s classic “Sucked Out,” as well as acoustic takes of Big Nothing’s own “Hook” and “Honey,” and a new track called “Dying For So Long.”

“This is a collection of songs put together to fund the recording of our second LP,” writes the band. “A few of our favorite songs and alternate renditions of our own work.” Listen below and purchase it at Bandcamp. While you’re there, check out Big Nothing’s killer 2019 album Chris, and check out some of our other Bandcamp Friday reccs here.

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