HAIM – “I’ll Try Anything Once (The Strokes Cover)”

haim HAIM   Ill Try Anything Once (The Strokes Cover)

When the lovely sisters of HAIM were in session for Sirius XMU in February, they came through with an interesting cover of “I’ll Try Anything Once,” a Strokes b-side and early version of First Impressions Of Earth album opener “You Only Live Once.” Where the better known album version is a driving affair, Julian Casablancas put a much gentler, more reflective spin on a similar melody and lyrics on the b-side, a feeling which HAIM stay true to with this cover, which, by stripping away any distractions, also highlights the careworn brilliance of the lyrics.

Both “I’ll Try Anything Once” and “You Only Live Once” landed in our list of The 15 Best Strokes Songs, which you can check out here.

(Stereogum)