Stream: Astrid Swan’s ‘Hits (Pavement For Girls)’ Album

    Here’s something sorta cool/goofy/perfect for you this Thursday: A singer named Astrid Swan, who hails from Finland, has recorded a nine track LP that features electro-pop covers of Pavement songs. The album is called hits (Pavement for Girls), because Swan says, quite rightly, that Pavement fans are typically dudes, and she wanted to make Pavement more accessible for the ladies. I don’t really want to get into the gender politics of this idea, so, here the album is. You can stream all the songs on Soundcloud. I particularly dig the “Zurich is Stained” cover.