Ducks Ltd., Mo Troper, and Ratboys’ Julia Steiner Cover the Feelies’ ‘Invitation’

    Ducks Ltd. have teamed up with Mo Troper and Ratboys’ Julia Steiner for a cover of the Feelies’ 1991 track ‘Invitation’. It’s the latest installment of their series The Sincerest Form of Flattery, which has seen them tackling the Cure’s ‘In Between Days’ with Jane Inc. and the Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Head On’ with illuminati hotties’ Sarah Tudzin. Take a listen below.

    Talking about the cover, the band’s Tom McGreevy said in a statement:

    In Toronto, it’s a really big thing on Halloween for bands to do cover sets where they dress up as the band they are covering. This year, Evan [Lewis] and a group of people who have all played in Ducks at one point or another got together to do a Feelies cover set and they were amazing! So good in fact that I immediately wanted to preserve their excellent cover band for posterity while also insinuating myself in the end result! It was a real family affair, with Paul Erlichman (who sometimes plays in our live band and does the string arrangements on our records), Katie Ryan(who used to play bass in our touring band) and the incomparable Kurt Marble (who used to be our live drummer) all playing on it. Another big part of what appealed about doing this cover was putting together a new vocal arrangement for the choruses, and so we got two artists who we really love to help us out with that, the Julia Steiner of Ratboys and Portland power pop icon Mo Troper. They’re both so good and have such distinct voices and it is super exciting to get to hear them on this song that I think about all the time. Feelies forever!

    Duckts Ltd.’s debut album, Modern Fiction, came out in 2021. Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Duckts Ltd.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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