DIIV and Tomberlin have wrapped up the year with a gorgeous and unexpected collaboration—they recently came together for a cover of “Words” by the ever-innovative slowcore stalwarts Low, performed at a recent SiriusXMU session. The Brooklyn shoegaze quartet and folk singer-songwriter offered a reverent rendition of the track, which appears on Low’s 1994 debut, I Could Live in Hope.
DIIV released their third record, Deceiver, in October, and it was one of Paste’s 10 best albums of the month, alongside some very good company. With her debut, At Weddings, Tomberlin made our list of 2018’s best new artists.
This isn’t Sarah Beth Tomberlin’s only haunting, collaborative cover this year. Back in September, she joined Lucy Dacus for a heartrending cover of Sufjan Stevens’ “Casimir Pulaski Day” at N.C.’s Hopscotch Festival.
Listen to DIIV and Tomberlin’s cover of “Words” below, and don’t miss Tomberlin’s 2018 Paste Studio session further down.