"In Spite Of Ourselves" is the title tune of the 13th studio album of John Prine, featuring duets with various well-known female folk and alt-country vocalists, released in 1999.
Sadly, Prine died on April 7, 2020, of complications caused by COVID-19 at the age of 73.
Today's cover is made by the Swedish post-punk band V**GRA BOYS featuring Amy Taylor of Australian rock band AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS. The cover will be featured on V**GRA BOYS upcoming album "Welfare Jazz", which will be out January 8, 2021 on YEAR001.
Frontman Sebastian Murphy states regarding the cover in a press release: “When I heard ‘In Spite’ the first time I instantly had an urge to do a cover or it and I instantly knew that I wanted Amy to sing Iris DeMent's part because of her unique voice. I love that she sings with an Australian accent which is not too common in country songs I’ve heard before. I’ve listened to the SNIFFERS since way back when we started and Benke showed me ‘I’m not a loser.’ Then I’ve had the privilege of playing with them and hangin out and partying with Amy and the band all over the world and we’ve hit it off from the start. Amy is a goddess of punk rock and a very important part of music today, and one of the smartest people I’ve talked to and it’s an honor to able to make music with her and I hope we can do more in the future!”
Pre-order "Welfare Jazz": https://vboysstockholm.com
Today's tune "In Spite Of Ourselves (with Amy Taylor)", taken from the upcoming album "Welfare Jazz", out January 8th on YEAR0001. In loving memory of John Prine ☮. '
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