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2020's latest curveball? Dashboard Confessional covering Post Malone

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In addition to being embraced by both critics and Krist Novoselic, Post Malone’s recent charity set of Nirvana covers raised coffers of cash for COVID-19 relief. Now, the face-tattooed rap-rocker is seeing one of his own cuts covered, this time by another artist that, at least on the surface, doesn’t appear to occupy the same air: Dashboard Confessional.

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Chris Carrabba’s enduring emo outfit debuted a tender, Dashboard-ey cover of Posty’s “Circles” in a Spotify Singles session released this week. Recorded pre-COVID at Electric Lady Studios, the cover is accompanied by a version of bygone weeper “Screaming Infidelities” that exudes a wistful sense of reflection, as if Carrabba himself is thoughtfully musing on the overwrought lyrics he penned two decades ago.

Give both a listen below.

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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