Daily Dose: Phoebe Bridgers, "The Gold" (Manchester Orchestra Cover)

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Daily Dose: Phoebe Bridgers, "The Gold" (Manchester Orchestra Cover)

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Since the release of her debut album Stranger In The Alps, Phoebe Bridgers has been keeping herself busy doing very cool things. Bridgers and her band are currently on tour and she’s covered artists like Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow and Gillian Welch. Now, just days after sharing a stage with The National, she’s released a cover of emo royalty Manchester Orchestra’s “The Gold.”

“The Gold” was the lead single on 2017’s A Black Mile To The Surface, for which the band has since released demo tracks and a behind-the-scenes documentary. Bridgers’ version doesn’t make any drastic changes, but it is more toned down—where the original version stops you in your tracks when the chorus hits, Phoebe takes a more subtle approach. The cover mellows out the song in a similar way that Hope, the acoustic version of Manchester Orchestra’s 2013 album Cope, did.

You can listen to “The Gold” and watch Bridgers’ Paste Studio session below. Keep scrolling to get a look at Bridgers’ upcoming tour dates, some of which will see her opening for The National and Sylvan Esso.

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

July
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile (SOLD OUT)
13 – Troutdale, Ore. @ Edgefield +
14 – Eugene, Ore. @ Hi Fi
16 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory Concert House +
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall
19 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Harlow’s
20 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho
21 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet’s (SOLD OUT)
27 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
28 – Newport, R.I. @ Newport Folk Festival 
29 – Camden, N.J. @ Xponential Music Festival
31 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Asbury Lanes

August
03 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory North Park #
04 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory OC #
08 – Oslo @ Oya Festival
10 – Copenhagen @ HAVEN Festival
11 – Rees-Haldern @ Haldern Pop Festival
12 – Berlin @ Kantine am Berghain
14 – Amsterdam @ Bitterzoet
15 – Nijmegen @ Merleyn
16-18 – Brecon Beacons @ Green Man Festival
19 – Manchester @ Gorilla
20 – Bristol @ Thekla
21 – London @ Scala

September
20 – Hollywood, Calif. @ The Hollywood Palladium /
21 – Hollywood, Calif. @ The Hollywood Palladium /
22 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl /
27 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ The Mann Center /
28 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion /
29-30 – Forest Hills, N.Y. @ The National Presents: There’s No Leaving NY

October
03 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren *
04 – Pioneertown, Calif. @ Pappy & Harriet’s *
05 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Coconut Grove *
07 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery *

(+ – supporting Sylvan Esso)
(/ – supporting The National)
(# – supporting American Football)
(* – supporting Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band)

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