Flora Reed and Philip Price, of the Northampton, Mass. band Winterpills, don't get hung up on the whole originals vs. covers thing.
“Aren’t all albums cover albums?” they write in the liner notes to “Echolalia,” which comes out on Oct. 14. “Aren’t our musical daydreams overflowing with versions and interpretations and echoes of songs — others and our own — that have woven themselves into our brains?”
Reed and Price conceived of the project as something to do while other band members were busy. It ballooned into something more weighty and involved: 12 unique reimaginings of songs by Buddy Holly, Nick Drake, the Beatles, Beck and others (full track listing below).