Camp Cope are one of our favorite newer bands around and Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been one of our favorite bands for like 15 years, so needless to say, we were pretty in awe when we came across this video of Camp Cope covering Yeah Yeah Yeahs' classic "Maps" for triple j's "Like A Version." Camp Cope's Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich often uses her bass like a lead guitar, and she effectively does so here, turning a handful of Nick Zinner's riffs into basslines as Georgia Maq strums out the chords. Georgia also gives the song her own twist, starting off by echoing Karen O's tender vocal performance from the original but eventually bringing in her trademark yell and also slightly changing the words up at the end. It's great stuff, as you can see/hear for yourself below.
Apparently, Camp Cope originally wanted to cover Royal Headache's "Carolina" for the session but triple j said no, so they did "Maps" instead. Maybe one day we'll get to hear that Royal Headache cover too! Let's hope.
Camp Cope released their great sophomore album How to Socialise & Make Friends earlier this year on Run For Cover, and they're set to support it on a co-headlining US tour with Petal that has varying support from Sidney Gish, Slingshot Dakota, and Oceanator. The tour hits Philly (twice), Asbury Park, NYC, and more. All dates and more info here. Yesterday, Petal dropped a new song.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs just recently played LA's Hollywood Bowl with LCD Soundsystem (pics). The New York band will next play their hometown at day one of Governors Ball. They go on right before Jack White.
In other news, Georgia just underwent surgery to remove a cyst from her vocal fold, and we wish her a speedy recovery!