“The Overachievers” (Devendra banhart & Grogs Redo)

    Liars’ fifth album, Sisterworld, is due out tomorrow in a deluxe edition that features covers/remixes of all the album’s songs by the band’s pals. Amongst those pals are the Grogs and Devendra Banhart, who “re-do” “The Overachievers” from the album as a hazy, bummy track that sounds like a Banhart original. You can hear it at Stereogum. This kind of remix album very rarely offers any valuable, new look at the material, but this one is seeming like a way for the songs to be reinterpreted by the new performers, not just a way to manufacture more blog hits.