Beautify Junkyards tackle a pair of covers on their debut 7″ – Nick Drake’s “From The Morning” and Os Mutantes’ “Fuga No. 2”. The all-covers Portuguese group don’t reinvent either song, but they do keep the hushed beauty of the original versions respectfully intact. The only new additions are electronic sounds which are thankfully used as background accents, and not a focal point. Limiting themselves to straight-ahead covers of old material may make Beautify Junkyards thematically slight, but if they keep putting out good performances of good songs, I’ll have no choice but to keep paying attention.
1. From The Morning (Nick Drake)
2. Fuga No. 2 (Os Mutantes)