A double announcement!
Jen Cloher and Hachiku cover The Raincoats "Fairytale in the Supermarket"
Jen Cloher says, "The Raincoats ‘Fairytale in the Supermarket’ is like jumping aboard a moving train and landing in a carriage of 70s post punk mischief that’s giving a huge middle finger to all the things cis hetero white dudes had decided punk was meant to be. But it’s the depth of the lyrics that blow me away, “It makes no difference night or day, no-one teaches you how to live.” Nihilist or Buddhist? Either way, it’s one of the best opening lines for a song, ever.
Myself and Anika Ostendorf aka Hachiku tried to find a way to access this incredible song and make it our own. I think Anika’s experimental spirit found a home in the Raincoats' awesome weirdness. We are both on Milk Records a label based in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people in so called australia. Kill Rock Stars is a label we looked to when we started Milk nearly 10 years ago, so it feels like being home with our people even if we’re on the other side of the world!"
This track originally appeared on the Raincoats 1979 debut. Kill Rock Stars reissued and remastered their self-titled album in 2009. The album is being repressed for our KRS Pink limited vinyl series.
Preorder The Raincoats KRS Pink edition.
In honor of our founding year of 1991, we will be releasing 91 hand-numbered pink vinyl of certain releases, available only through KRS mailorder. Albums old and new will be announced.
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