Black Kids Play One for the Ladies

Photo: Timothy Cochrane / Retna

1. Black Kids, "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover (Sophie B. Hawkins cover)"
Black Kids follow up their hit single by covering another song written from a woman's perspective. They love pushing those identity buttons, don't they? [Pardon My Freedom]

2. Fugazi, "Long Division (Emyd's Disco Edit)"
If only Ian MacKaye had used a club beat earlier, we could've been spared all those lame dance-punk bands. [Pinglewood]

3. Tobacco feat. Aesop Rock, "Dirt"
This track from Tobacco (a solo project from a member of Black Moth Super Rainbow) is like the upcoming Speed Racer movie: full of flash, color and a gazillion cartoon-car-engine sounds. [Pitchfork]

4. Eels, "The Girl From the North Country" (Bob Dylan cover)
What's sadder than Mark Everett's wistful cover (on Minnesota Public Radio) of this Dylan song? The accompanying interview, in which he says that Einstein's dismissal of his scientist dad ruined his childhood. [Smudge of Ashen Fluff]

5. Racine, "I'm Freakin' Out"
Racine is pretty annoyed at the "bunch of fucking monkeys" that have her "swinging from the shit hook." Sounds gross! [Rock Sellout]
—Ehren Gresehover