November 7, 2008

Oakland’s Audrye Sessions covers Elliott Smith

This is a gorgeously serpentine Elliott Smith cover from Oakland, CA foursome The Audrye Sessions. The first handful of times I listened to this I thought for sure it was a woman singing in that mournful alto. Now I realize that this band is fronted by a guy, Ryan Karazija. His voice reminds me of when Jeff Buckley would cover Nina Simone, or Thom Yorke’s otherworldy falsetto. This spare rendition is altogether haunting.

Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith cover) – The Audrye Sessions
i’m never gonna know you now, but i’m gonna love you anyhow”

Audrye Sessions’ self-titled EP was just released, with their debut full-length coming February 2009. They’re on tour in the coming months, ending up in Denver on December 4th.

2 Comments »

  • Very nice.

    But the best Smith cover to date is still Queens Of The Stone Age’s Christian Brothers.

    David Snusgrop — November 7, 2008 @ 11:19 am

  • It’s always interesting to hear other artists takes on Elliott songs, thanks for this!

    Dan — November 7, 2008 @ 2:46 pm

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