Spirit of the Beehive have remixed Empath’s ’80s’ as part of Secretly Canadian’s 25th-anniversary celebrations. Listen to it below.
’80s’ is taken from Empath’s latest LP, Visitor. “We knew we wanted Zack [Schwartz] to remix something for us on this record. He’s good at making things sound insane, but in a very different way than Empath typically does,” Empath’s Catherine Elicson said in a statement. “We basically gave him the song and said ‘go buck’ and he nailed it! Thanks Zack 😊”
Also today, Secretly Canadian has shared a cover of Song:Ohia’s ‘Hold On Magnolia’ by Sylvie, the project featuring Drug Dealer’s Benjamin Schwab alongside Marina Allen and Sam Burton. “To pay tribute to legendary songwriter Jason Molina we chose to cover ‘Hold on Magnolia’,” Schwab commented. “For me personally growing up in Ohio, his raw Midwest sound struck a chord with me. We tried our best to give the song a Sylvie treatment, changing the arrangement and cadence of melody, while still trying to keep the magical feeling from the original.”
Since launching exactly one year ago, the SC25 series has seen contributions from Hatchie, Porridge Radio, Skullcrusher, Stella Donnelly, Bartees Strange, Bright Eyes, Wednesday, and more. All proceeds from the songs will go towards Secretly Canadian’s $250,000 fundraising goal for the Bloomington emergency-housing nonprofit New Hope For Families.
Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Empath.