Ah, "Albatross." The softly beating drums. That sweetly sliding lapsteel. The pre-Stevie, instrumental diddy that didn't sound all that much like the Fleetwood Mac that most of us remember, but was somehow so heartbreakingly poignant that Vietnam War vets used to request that it be played at their funeral. They probably still do. The Lee Ranaldo Band's noise-laden cover of the song with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. fame was simply too good not to bring to your attention, even if its release represents a slightly cringe-worthy continuation of the Sonic Youth family's ongoing relationship with Starbucks. (via Pitchfork)
Listen to it here.