Candiria offshoot Spylacopa release Ween cover to benefit The Innocence Project (video)
Spylacopa, the long-running side project of Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia, have released a cover of Ween's 1994 Chocolate and Cheese classic to benefit The Innocence Project. LaMacchia recorded this one with his Candiria bandmate Michael MacIvor on fretless bass, Sabrina Ellie on backup vocals, and Frank Godla on drums, and it's a pretty faithful take on the original, but Spylacopa find ways to make it their own and they do a great job with it.
Lamacchia says, "'Baby Bitch' is not only my favorite Ween song of all time it is also one of my all time favorite break up songs. It’s crude and melancholy but there’s a simple beauty to the chord progression and vocal melody that gets me every time."
About donating to The Innocence Project, he adds, "As far as The Innocence Project goes it is just something that Sabrina, Mike, Frank and I all feel very strongly about. I personally couldn’t imagine being sent to prison for a crime that I did not commit. It’s the stuff that nightmares are made of. The Innocence Project helps the wrongfully convicted using DNA testing. It’s such a worthy cause. Please donate!"
The song is out now on Bandcamp, and we're also premiering the music video, which features grainy, black and white footage of the four members performing their parts in quarantine. It was directed and edited by LaMacchia himself and recorded by both LaMacchia and Frank Godla. Watch below.