Season four of HBO’s Emmy-winning vampire drama series, True Blood, will be invaded by another type of night-dwelling monster: zombies, specifically, of the suavely-coiffered British variety. That’s because, for the season’s first episode, Nick Cave and Neko Case have teamed up to record a cover of “She’s Not There,” the 1965 breakout hit from the Zombies.
The cover is a spooky, seductive take on the original, with Cave’s salacious purr playing the devilish flipside to Case’s nonchalant crooning. Cave reportedly tracked his portion of the song in Los Angeles, between trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios with his kids. If that’s not a perfect trio of family-friendly activities, we don’t know what is.
KCRW has a stream of “She’s Not There” available on its blog. Check out the song, as well as more of the story behind it, over there.