amatorski – needle in the hay (elliott smith cover)

belgian band amatorski knocked it out the park a few months back with this cover of ellott smith’s unforgettably harrowing “needle in the hay”, and i’m surprised i didn’t hear it sooner. turning the originally acoustic-led marvel, famed for it’s inclusion in wes anderson’s the royal tenenbaums into a pulsing, synthetic dirge, this take’s soft vocals and beautiful piano melody add a sense of offer a sense of redemptive contrast; a much needed light at the end of the tunnel.

amatorski also play at this year’s great escape festival in brighton, england.