Sadie Dupuis, the spunky leader of Speedy Ortiz, went solo to cover Josie & the Pussycats’ “Pretend to be Nice” for local label Father/Daughter‘s Record Store Day release, Faux Real. The stripped-down, smokier version captures the song’s bitter flavor, and the impudent Dupuis is the perfect vessel for the track’s message. More tracks from the record include songs adapted from The Muppets, Freaky Friday, The Goofy Movie and more. These will come out April 19 for the official Record Store Day, but move fast—only 500 copies were pressed.
Fans of Speedy Ortiz will be able to catch them soon as well. They’re playing a date this Thursday with Steven Malkmus & the Jicks at Slim’s this Thursday. Tickets are sold out, but there’s always Craigslist!
Father/Daughter has since released a few more tracks from the upcoming compilation as well, via the label’s site.
Here is “Pretend to be Nice”, with complete tracklisting just below.
01 Bent Shapes – “Ow, My Face!” by Mystik Spiral (from Daria)
02 Potty Mouth – “Take Me Away” by Pink Slip (from Freaky Friday)
03 Levek – “Don’t Blame the Dynamite” by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem (from The Muppets)
04 Cocktails – “The Dark Side” by Eddie and The Cruisers (from Eddie and The Cruisers)
05 Sadie Dupuis – “Pretend to be Nice” by Josie and The Pussycats (from Josie and The Pussycats)
06 Body Parts – “Stand Out” by Max Goof (from The Goofy Movie)
07 Field Mouse – “That Thing You Do” by The Wonders (from That Thing You Do)
08 The Everywheres – “Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah” by Jet Screamer (from The Jetsons)
09 Radiator Hospital – “How Did I Ever Get So Lucky?” by The Cattanooga Cats (from The Cattanooga Cats)
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Speedy Ortiz
March 27, 2014
9pm, Sold Out!