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Anna Calvi

Strange Weather EP


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Anna Calvi shares her creative reinterpretations of others’ music on this five-song covers EP, and in turn shows us another side of herself as a performer. The most unexpected is her rumbling take on Suicide’s “Ghost Rider,” a two-minute, 46-second burst of hard-edged rock which is more anxious and frayed than anything on her two excellent solo LPs. Later, Calvi captures the kinky sexual groove that Connan Mockasin brings to live versions of “I’m the Man, That Will Find You” perhaps better than Mockasin did on his own record. This song and the title tracka Keren Ann coveralso feature David Byrne, whobetween Calvi and Annie Clarksure knows how to pick his guitar-slinging collaborators.

Add a Nico Muhly-assisted cover of FKA twig’s “Papi Pacify” and a smoky, sensual cover of David Bowie’s “Lady Grinning Soul” and we’ve got a must-grab EP for Calvi fans. Newcomers should first seek out her full-lengths. (

Author rating: 7.5/10

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