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Today, I’m feeling listless and frustrated, trapped indoors due to the oppressive summer heat. I wish I could transform into a Southern lady and make couch lock cool, drinking spiked iced tea while muttering incoherent things like, “I simply cannot move!” And listening to today’s Jam of the Day.
Ariel Pink’s first single off the forthcoming sophomore album for 4AD is a cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson’s “Baby,” and it features guest vocals by Dâm Funk. It is the epitome of what I just described: coolly languid, draped over a block of ice, impenetrable to the sun’s scorch. And, God, shoot me now for using this word, but dare I say this song is…sexy?