|Today, Disq shares their rendition of the 2018 Jeff Tweedy track “I Know What It’s Like.” The original appears on the WIlco frontman’s 2018 album WARM.
Disq’s Isaac deBroux-Slone shared the motivation behind the cover: “I’ve been a big Wilco fan for the past few years and picked up Jeff Tweedy’s album WARM after Brendan had played it in the car a few times- ‘I Know What It’s Like’ really stood out to me as a great pop/rock song that I could put my own spin on- the minimal structure of the original gave room for creative license. I sped up the original recording a decent amount so I’d have something to play along to and off I went. We decided it’d be fun to present the finished product as an interim release; post-Collector and pre-whatever’s next.”
“We always love throwing a fun cover or two in the set, and were gearing up to learn this one as a band so we could play it on our Collector release tour, but we all know what happened to that. My hope is that somebody who is a fan of Disq or Wilco (or both, or neither) could find some comfort in our version of this song (I know I’ve found comfort in Mister Tweedy’s original).”
Disq’s debut album, Collector, was released in March of this year and caught the attention of the likes of NPR, FADER, Stereogum, and was just named one of Paste’s Best Indie Rock Albums of 2020 (So Far). Collector is available at the Saddle Creek Store on CD, LP, Cassette, and Digital formats, or anywhere you buy or stream music.