Julia Holter pays tribute to Arthur Russell

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Julia Holter

Julia Holter's live cover of “You & Me Both,” originally by musician, Arthur Russell, will startle anyone familiar with the original track. Not only does Holter put her own spin on the experimental dance track, but she completely departs from the vibe of the original as a whole. It is pretty impressive.

Matthewdavid recorded the cover on his tape recorder, so the audio quality is not pristine, but it gets the job done. The cover is to be released January 22 on the dual cassette Dual Form, a Stones Throw and Leaving Records compilation. Holter's cover is very ambient and oceanic, and the unintentional crowd noise in the background seems to ebb and flow, operating as an instrument of its own. The soft pads dolefully arpeggiate and Holter's alluring voice stirs in and out of discord.

For all you LA cats, make sure to check out the Dual Form release party at Mr. T's Bowl on January 22. It starts at 9pm and the first 50 people at the party will receive a free copy of Dual Form. And come on, who doesn't love free shit?