Greg Saunier is best known for drumming with San Francisco art-pop outfit Deerhoof, but he recently found the time to indulge another passion: acting as a "Nineties cover artist" under the pseudonym "Greg Saucier." Saucier's latest offering? A full-album, one-man cover of Canadian avant-metal trailblazers Voivod's 1991 LP, Angel Rat, all on acoustic guitar.
"Just in time for lockdown ... One of my favorite records of all time is Quebec thrash-metal band Voivod's 1991 release ANGEL RAT," Saunier enthused. "Because of the extreme beauty and of its construction, I've been thinking since it came out that somebody should try a simple acoustic cover of the entire album. Now that the themes in the lyrics seem even more touchingly relevant in March 2020 than they were in 1991, I decided that the person to try it was me!"
Saunier's cover album is available free on Deerhoof's Bandcamp page. Stream it below.