Lapcat — Roads (Portishead Cover)
If there's even such a thing as an "un-coverable song", it sure as hell could be "Roads" by Portishead. IT's so deep, dark and hauntingly beautiful, and so emotionally specific, that you can't possibly imagine anyone else owning it. And attempting it is a guaranteed brick to the face. The crazy thing is, that a trio that goes under the name Lapcat, not only had the audacity to try it, but that they actually smashed it! Their version keeps the best element of the song ( the intense disaffect and melancholia), but then proceeds to plow through the instrumentation and arrangement – devouring and ripping it inside out, quite literally. The synthline is a rabies infected pitbull brutal, the vocals an inch short of possessed. An the way the song reinvents itself with every movement, proof that there are serious song writers and studio mavericks behind this.
Lapcat is set to drop their new LP in late November and thought they would let the world know they're coming with this little nugget of black matter.