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Pickle Darling and The Beths share a cover of 'Brand New Colony' by The Postal Service.

Pickle Darling and The Beths share a cover of 'Brand New Colony' by The Postal Service.

Pickle Darling and The Beths have teamed up to release a cover of the track 'Brand New Colony' by The Postal Service.

Pickle Darling shared a behind the scenes insight into what recording the cover was like: "A few weeks ago I got a message from The Beths asking me if I wanted to work on a cover of ‘Brand New Colony’ with them (there was roughly a 1 week deadline) so I cancelled all my plans that week and spent two full days in my room working on it. I felt extremely out of my depth, and kind of shocked that The Beths trusted me enough with their music. Jonathan sent me what they’d recorded so far (in hotel rooms) and an extremely encouraging message, basically saying “do whatever you want to it. Delete stuff, re-record everything, change the arrangement, make it your own, what you do, however much or little, we will be thrilled!” So I took entire drum stems and put them through a bitcrusher, recorded vocals, added banjo, kalimba, tambourine, guitars, shakers, knee slaps, synths, just did everything I could to bring The Beths into the Pickle Darling world. While arranging and editing their stems, I was shocked at how great their initial recordings already sounded, everything was extremely tight and perfectly played, Liz’s vocals were perfect, it was such a contrast to my own projects where everything is all cut up and full of mistakes and shit. I had to up my game a lot playing along to The Beths. So I am very proud of how it turned out, especially with the one week deadline, and so honoured to have collaborated with the best band in NZ! I hope The Postal Service like our cover! Shout out to Car Seat Headrest for their beautiful Death Cab cover on the other side!"

Listen to the track below... 

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