Porridge Radio cover The Shins’ “New Slang” for Sub Pop 7″ (listen)
Porridge Radio have covered The Shins' life-changing single "New Slang." It's the b-side to the UK band's new entry in the Sub Pop Singles Club, with the a-side being a cover of Wolf Parade's “You Are A Runner And I Am My Father's Son.” Dana Margolin keeps some of the original's wistful eeriness, but makes it a uniquely Porridge Radio song.
“Sub Pop are a label I’ve loved for a long time, and when they asked if we wanted to release some songs with them this summer, I looked through their back catalog and chose 2 songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager."
The single will be out as a 7" single on August 7. You can listen to "New Slang" below.
The Shins' Oh Inverted World, which includes "New Slang" and 10 other great songs, just celebrated its 20th anniversary.