Singer-songwriter Laura Stevenson released a cover of Wilco’s “Jesus, ect” as a part of Chicago-based podcast Better Yet’s upcoming project All of God’s Money / A Tribute to Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot set to be released on July 10, 2019. All proceeds from the album will go to AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
The track premiered on Stereogum where Stevenson explained, “I’ve always loved Wilco. I remember my dad seeing them open for Neil Young a long time ago and he was like ‘this is going to be your favorite band- this band is going to be huge’ and I was like ‘okay whatever dad’ And then I listened to them and I was like, ‘okay you’re right’ haha. This song is so beautiful- the way it resolves to the major in the verse ‘you can rely on me honey’ it’s so good. I love it. I obviously can’t do it justice but it was fun to get to play it like a hundred times while I was recording this.”
Other contributors to the project include Adult Mom, Ratboys, and Bethlehem Steel. For more information, check out the project’s Bandcamp.