Courtney Barnett has shared a cover of Chastity Belt’s ‘Different Now’, a single from the band’s 2017 album I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone. Recorded with Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa, the track will appear on a split 7″ along with Kurt Vile’s rendition of Chastity Belt’s ‘This Time of Night’ – out October 27 via Suicide Squeeze. Listen below.
“This song is so special to me,” Barnett said in a statement. “I remember when the album came out and I listened to ‘Different Now’ over and over, I thought they were singing directly to me. It’s a perfect piece of songwriting, I showed it to Kurt [Vile] and he would always sing it to me on tour. I love Chastity Belt. I’m pretty sure we met in 2014 at a record store in Seattle. Then we toured together in 2015, and we’ve been friends ever since.”
“I originally played it as a little folk acoustic version, then I asked Stella [Mozgawa] to program some drums and it turned into something a lot more fun,” Barnett added. “We tracked straight to the Tascam 388 and it was a real joy to make.”
A 10th anniversary reissue of Chastity Belt’s debut LP, No Regrets, comes out this Friday. Their most recent album arrived in 2019.