On Jan. 27, New Orleans sludgemongers Thou and Portland doom duo The Body are releasing the collaborative album You, Whom I Have Always Hated, via Thrill Jockey. And if you’re familiar with these two bands, you know that they make a lot of burly, gut-wrenching noise. And now they’re doing it all over other people’s songs. Thrill Jockey just unleashed a stream of the bands’ cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Terrible Lie,” and it’s a big fucking mess in the best way possible. You can still recognize the song, of course, but it’s much noisier, sludgier, and pretty terrifying. So, mission accomplished! And after Thou covered Nirvana on last year’s Sacrifice EP, they’re definitely covering the ’90s alt-rock canon in a beautifully brutal way.
Listen to The Body and Thou cover “Terrible Lie” below.
The Body & Thou – You, Whom I Have Always Hated:
1. The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills
2. Manifest Alchemy
3. In Meetings Hearts Beat Closer
5. Her Strongholds Unvanquishable
6. The Devils of Trust Steal the Souls of the Free
7. Terrible Lie
8. Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity
9. He Returns to the Place of His Iniquity
10. Lurking Fear
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