Meredith Godreau has had a productive year, stealth-releasing new material independently after two LPs with FatCat Records. June’s Come, Now full-length found her stripping her sound right back to the basics, returning to her home-recording roots. Those roots are where her music has always sounded at its most secure, and it’s where we find her once more with new EP, Stone, just released this week via Bandcamp. It’s a more atmospheric release than Come, Now, but still adheres to the central simplicity of Godreau’s best work.
This cover of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ isn’t on the EP, and is closer in style to some of the plainer, prettier tracks on Come, Now than what we’re hearing on Stone. Over the faint whirr of a tape recorder, Godreau gives Kurt Cobain’s minor-key, melodic classic a wistful reading – out with the ’90s guitar effects and in with an undeniable sweetness as those double-tracked vocals kick in.