If you're going to make a record of other artist's music, this is how you do it. This punch in the arm re-imagines Richard Swift ("Lady Luck"), Damien Jurado ("I Am the Greatest of All Liars"), and pre-Lou Reed Lou Reed ("The Ostrich") for the most playfully aggressive batch of songs the band's made yet.
Pickwick guitarist Michael Parker told SW last year that the band is looking forward to reasserting itself and its sound apart from Myths, neo-soul(ish) collection of recordings that have been popular in town. "All of us on some level are embarrassed of those recordings," Parker says, "because we don't really feel like they represent what we do all that well."
The rough-and-tumble, experimental Covers EP is the clearest sign yet that the band is feeling explorative, and the results are all positive. Consider us psyched for next month's full-length debut, Can't Talk Medicine, and everything else that the band has planned for 2013.