Listen to Snail Mail Cover Courtney Love ... No, Not That Courtney Love

The track is originally by '80s indie-pop duo Courtney Love

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Listen to Snail Mail Cover Courtney Love ... No, Not That Courtney Love

Snail Mail released a cover of Courtney Love’s “Second Most Beautiful Girl in the World” Friday, available exclusively via Amazon Music. The original track is not by the famed Hole singer—no, there happened to be another Courtney Love making alternative music in the late ‘80s. This Courtney Love was actually two people, Lois Maffeo and Pat Maley, and they were on the roster of the legendary Olympia-based indie label K Records.

Their simple, personal pop songs feel like a perfect match for Snail Mail singer Lindsey Jordan’s miniature epics of minutiae, and “Second Most Beautiful Girl” is no exception. Jordan pushes her voice to its raspy outer edge on the song’s simple refrain, breaking and bending over clean-toned strumming. “Is she a dream or is she a drag?” just sounds right coming from Jordan.

Snail Mail will be continuing their tour for the remainder of the year. Find the full list of dates further down.

Hear the studio version of Snail Mail’s “Second Most Beautiful Girl” cover at Amazon here and watch Snail Mail perform the song live at a show from earlier this year below.

Snail Mail Tour Dates:

October
21 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare & Hounds
22 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3
24 – Manchester, U.K. @ YES
25 – London, U.K. @ The Dome
29 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Bodega
30 – Brighton, U.K. @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
31 – Bristol, U.K. @ Thekla

November
03 – Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
05 – Cologne, Germany @ LUXOR
06 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
07 – Berlin, Germany @ Badehaus Szimpla
08 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
09 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Sorte Firkant Musikfestival
11 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Sonic City
13 – London, U.K. @ The Dome
30 – Jersey City, N.Y. @ White Eagle Hall

December
01 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
02 – Holyoke, Mass. @ Gateway City Arts
04 – Oberlin, Ohio @ Oberlin College – Dionysus Discotheque
05 – Detroit, Mich. @ Deluxx Fluxx
06 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
08 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth Music Hall
20 – Richmond, Va. @ The Broadberry
21 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

January
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Metro
19 – Austin, Texas @ The Mohawk
24 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Fillmore
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theatre
27 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Imperial
28 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre

February
16 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden Arena

Dec. 6-9 w/ Alvvays
Dec. 29 – w/ Kurt Vile and The Feelies
Jan. 24 w/ Black Marble
Jan. 26-28 w/ Choir Boy
Feb. 16 w/ Interpol and Car Seat Headrest

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