Published May 10, 2017Whiz kids the Lemon Twigs demonstrated some serious rock chops on their debut album Do Hollywood, so we've always been curious to know what it'd be like if they stripped things down and indulged their inner poptimist. Fortunately, they've done just that by covering your mom's favourite soft pop jam.
Yes, the brothers have put their spin on Dido's noughties anthem "White Flag," and the results are simply wonderful. It's an admittedly quirky take, with their usual drum and guitar explosion swapped out for keyboards and percussion, but it's a fun reinvention of the song nonetheless.
You can stream the Lemon Twigs' take on "White Flag" below [via Brooklyn Vegan]. The song will appear on Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, a new benefit compilation for Planned Parenthood.
In addition to the Lemon Twigs, the release features Deerhoof (covering Public Enemy), Speedy Ortiz (covering TV on the Radio), Cass McCombs (covering Pointer Sisters) and (Sandy) Alex G (covering Cold Foamers), among others.
Check out the tracklisting for the Planned Parenthood compilation below. The release is out on May 26, and can be pre-ordered here.
Cover Your Ass Vol. 1:
1. Deerhoof – "Fight the Power" (Public Enemy cover)
2. Hinds – "When It Comes To You" (Dead Ghosts cover)
3. Cut Worms – "Truly Julie's Blues" (Bob Lind cover)
4. The Lemon Twigs – "White Flag" (Dido cover)
5. Daddy Issues – "Boys of Summer" (Don Henley cover)
6. Speedy Ortiz – "Young Liars" (TV on the Radio cover)
7. Palehound – "Miss Independent" (Kelly Clarkson cover)
8. The Quilz – "Girl U Want" (DEVO cover)
9. Cass McCombs Band – "Yes We Can Can" (Pointer Sisters cover)
10. Porches – "Morpha Too" (Big Star cover)
11. (Sandy) Alex G – "Druglord Landlord" (Cold Foamers cover)
12. TEEN – "Boys Keep Swinging" (David Bowie cover)
13. Luke Temple – "Duchess" (Scott Walker cover)