eah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O must have caught the Cover Songs Bug this year. One minute she’s wailing through Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser trailer, the next she’s recording a new version of country music staple “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” (famously recorded by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson on their 1978 collaborative album Waylon & Willie) for a new short film called Abandoned, commisioned by… wait for it… Chipotle. Yes, the burrito company. Seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.
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That’s right, The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation (learn more about them here) helped put together the four-minute clip to help raise awareness about the current economic hardships facing family farmers. Check it out right here (via Consequence Of Sound):
imagine that American farmers have bigger problems than marauding gangs of teenagers on bikes, but all kidding aside, it’s a serious issue that deserves some attention. Kudos to Chipotle for putting this thing together—definitely be sure to check out chipotle.com/boorito for more info on this year’s fundraising efforts. Meanwhile, I think it’s really cool to see Karen O getting involved… no offense, Willie, but Farm Aid could use a little indie cred. Her version of “Mammas” is stark, gorgeous, and compliments the videos somber undertones perfectly.