The past few times we’ve covered the life and times of Trixie Mattel, the Milwaukee drag superstar and former RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars champion was keeping busy hosting The Pit Stop, becoming part-owner of This Is It, inspiring a menu item at Chipotle, and covering an iconic Violent Femmes song. As it turns out, Mattel’s rousing rendition of “Blister In The Sun” wasn’t just a one-off recording to honor some fellow local heroes, but instead, part of a covers EP.
Today marked the release of Mattel’s Full Coverage Vol. 1. The four-song EP features the aforementioned Femmes cover, as well as a diverse collection of other well-orchestrated tributes to three other artists. An excellent and true-to-album take on Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” kicks off the EP, followed by “Blister In The Sun,” and a deconstructed cover of Cher’s “Believe.” Mattel calls on Orville Peck to help her bring the EP home in grand fashion with a duet of Johnny Cash’s “Jackson.” A music video for “Jackson” will also premiere on Mattel’s YouTube page today.
Hear Trixie Mattel add her incomparable artistic touch to songs you love and listen to Full Coverage Vol. 1 below.