Hear Blouse’s Liquid Cover of the Wake’s ‘Pale Spectre’
From Captured Tracks' Record Store Day release, 'Gruesome Flowers 2'
As part of their annual Record Store Day rollout, Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks is releasing Gruesome Flowers 2, a second edition of songs from Glaswegian post-punk pioneers the Wake covered by disciples on the label’s roster as seven-inch vinyl. “I feel like it’s pretty timeless music,” label founder Mike Sniper says of the hugely influential outfit. “I think as a label, it’s a bit of our responsibility to let people know that [last year’s contributors Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils,] Craft Spells, and Blouse didn’t spring from nowhere — there’s a lineage and bands like the Wake are a big part of that.” Check out Blouse’s liquid cover of “Pale Spectre,” the A-side to Craft Spells’ take on “Talk About The Past.” “Do you ever see Wake records in the used bin at a record store?” Snpier asks. “Never. No one who has them sells them and if they do, they’re in the store for maybe an hour before someone buys it. That says a lot.”