It’s no surprise that I think Garbage is one of the best rock bands in recent music history. (No, really. We should all be bowing down to their excellence on a daily basis.) Gushing aside, it’s important that great bands be able to pull off great covers – and Garbage has accomplished this with new pals and up-and-comers Screaming Females on this recent cover of Patti Smith’s “Because the Night.”
The track was recorded for a special Record Store Day 10-inch that the band released in April. With Screaming Females opening for them at the time, the collaboration seemed to be fated. Shirley Manson’s vocals pair well with Marisa Paternoster’s signature scowl – the perfect crooning ying to Paternoster’s angsty yang. And that’s not even mentioning the mindfuckingly insane shredding that the Screaming Females frontwoman adds to the track.
Check out the official video for “Because the Night” below:
The track is available on iTunes and also on the 10-inch in record stores around the country.