And uh…It’s Something
That’s right, Baton Rouge’s own Better Than Ezra just released a new single, a cover of Warren Zevon’s classic “Werewolves of London” just in time to kick of “spooky season.”
[As an aside, although I think this year is the first year I’ve heard people unironically call October, or Fall in general “Spooky Season” we need to all come together and decide to retire that phrase immediately. I mean damn. Plus, I think it might be racist.]
Anyway Better Than Ezra still pretty much constantly tour the Southern United States, and also, somewhat surprisingly still release new music sometimes (last full length album was 2014). This rendition is honestly a lot better than I thought it was going to be. BTE have a certain style, and I thought they might try to go for it here, but that actually stuck with the kind of rockabilly bouncing piano type of composition, and the singing by frontman Kevin Griffin is actually pretty stellar here. Incidentally, not the first time they’ve evidently covered this song.
You can listen to the new officially recorded version on Spotify now: