The all-girl, Brooklyn-based, indie, super group, Girl Crisis, have followed up their previous performance (Nirvana’s “Come As You Are” — after the jump) with a cover of another 90’s jam: Taylor Dayne’s “Tell It To My Heart”.
Formed by Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Class Actress’s Elizabeth Harper and This Frontier Needs Heroes’ Jessica Lauretti and Bek Andersen, the ladies and a few friends meet twice a year to cover a mainstream classic — male singers (like Nirvana and Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”) in the winter and females (Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit and Sade’s “Smooth Operator”) in the summer — with a decidedly lo-fi twist. Songs are stripped down and re-arranged then performed acoustically in Harper’s Greenpoint living room. The intimate scene is captured on saturated, jumpy Super 8 film and posted on their YouTube page.
For this summer’s gathering the group also included fellow Brooklyn songstresses Ilirjana Alushaj (Apache Beat), Leah Carey (Amazing Baby), Jane Herships (Spider), Sophia Knapp and Linnea Vedder (Lights), Molly Shea (Acrylics) and Erika Spring-Forster (Au Revoir Simone). The result is a swaying, harmony-filled ballad almost unrecognizable from the in-your-face growl of the original. Sure it’s a little twee with the sugar-sweet “ooh”s and synchronized finger snaps, but it’s also hot girls pleading for your love – you can’t really say no to that.