Following their take on the Shins’ ‘New Slang’, Porridge Radio have shared a cover of Wolf Parade’s ‘You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son’ for Sub Pop’s subscription Singles Club series. The latest entry in the series also includes two new tracks by Washed Out, ‘Sidney’s Lullaby’ and ‘Miles’ Lullaby’, both of which are named after project leader Ernest Greene’s sons. Take a listen below.
Porridge Radio’s Dana Margolin said in a statement: “Sub Pop are a label I’ve loved for a long time, and when they asked if we wanted to release some songs with them this summer, I looked through their back catalog and chose 2 songs to cover that had a big impact on me as a teenager.”
Of his contributions, Greene said:
Much like every other musician who was forced to stop touring because of the Covid-19 pandemic, I spent a lot of time at home and because of quarantine measures spent more time with my two young children than I ever have before. As any parent can tell you, it is an amazing experience seeing them discover the world around them and their minds are so pure, honest and open. I thought these two instrumental sketches had a sweetness and playfulness about them that characterized certain aspects of their development during this time. I tried to capture both of their unique spirits but also the tenderness I feel for them as their father.
Perhaps these songs might come across as too personal or sentimental – like sharing an intimate family photograph with a stranger. However, I hope that listeners might think back to their own childhoods and how it felt to have such an innocent view of the world around you.