Nashville rockers Bully have dropped a top-notch single and B-side covering fellow Sub Popers Nirvana and Orville Peck. Well, not exactly the band Bully but more specifically singer Alicia Bognanno. Sheltering in place, Bognanno decided to get busy and record a couple of favorites, playing all instruments on each song.
Nirvana’s “About a Girl,” from their 1989 debut Bleach, is a classic that gets its due with this freshly updated version. The B-side is “Turn to Hate” from Canadian, mask-wearing, country/rockabilly artist Orville Peck who only just released his first album in 2019. Pony is worthy of a listen and this cover may bring him the exposure he deserves. Peck’s voice falls somewhere between Roy Orbison and Matt Johnson (The The) – and that is a very good thing.
Bognanno told Paste, “Normally during this time I’d be running around trying to promote the upcoming record and rehearsing to get ready to tour again but given the circumstances I’m trying to work with what I can do at home alone. I picked a couple sub pop songs to cover to release something in the meantime. I played everything on these songs (for better or worse haha) and tracked them in my living room. Gotta do what ya gotta to spice it up sometimes. Anywho, more soon!”