Not too long ago, some of the folks at BlackBook were jumping up and down over the prospect of Just Tell Me That You Want Me, this star-studded indie-rock tribute album to Fleetwood Mac, and its first-released track, a bouncy, synth-spewing take on "Think About Me" from Canadian all-stars The New Pornographers. We’re still jumping up and down, as August 14th cannot come soon enough, but yet another released track from said tribute album is making the wait a little more bearable.
The presence of Best Coast on Just Tell Me comes as no surprise, considering Bethany Consentino and the gang drew some influence from Fleetwood Mac while recording their latest album, The Only Place. In fact, during a stop at the Radcliffe & Maconie Show on BBC Radio 6, Best Coast recorded a beautiful, lonesome-cowboy-sounding cover of "Storms." Today, NPR premiered the group’s take on the classic "Rhiannon," which is a bit more upbeat and driving than the original and maybe not quite as mysterious. It all still makes for a very enjoyable listen, which you can do here.
Aw, heck, and here’s Best Coast’s take on "Storms" again, just for good measure: