The new Todo Muere SBXV compilation commemorates the 15th anniversary of Sacred Bones Records, and is due for release on May 27, 2022. It celebrates the eclectic threads that the label has cultivated over these past 15 years by asking artists on the label to cover one another’s songs.
Today, two more tracks have been made available from the compilation: Boris has put their own expansive, crashing stamp on “Funnel Of Love,” honoring the Sqürl rendition that appeared on the soundtrack for 2013’s Jim Jarmusch-helmed Only Lovers Left Alive; the song was famously recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1960 and originally released the following year. Thou, Mizmor, and Emma Ruth Rundle joined forces for a wondrously heavy, guttural reinvention of “Night” originally by Zola Jesus, from 2010’s Stridulum EP.
Admiration and fandom were recurring themes for artists who recorded songs for the comp. Thou singer Bryan Funck shares: “Before I knew about Sacred Bones, I was a huge fan of Zola Jesus,” adding “her music was my entry ticket to becoming a fan of the label.”
On their cover of “Funnel of Love”, Boris comment: “We strived to reimagine this great rock classic and share its beauty with a new audience through a fresh interpretation.”
Listen to “Funnel of Love” by Boris – (cover of recording by SQÜRL, orig. by Wanda Jackson):
Listen to “Night” by Thou, Mizmor, and Emma Ruth Rundle – (orig. Zola Jesus):