Jay Brannan Covers Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass”

Robbie Daw | March 28, 2012 7:45 am

Jay Brannan’s LP Rob Me Blind was just released, and while we offered up an exclusive stream of the “Beautifully” singer-songwriter’s new album last week, it didn’t include his cover of “Super Bass”. While performing in Decatur, Georgia, Jay picked up an acoustic guitar and rapped his rendition of Nicki Minaj’s summer 2011 smash, which is included on the bonus Live From Eddie’s Attic album that comes with orders of the deluxe edition of Rob Me Blind. Hear it below.Jay Brannan — “Super Bass”

This is definitely one of the more interesting covers of “Super Bass” — and, at this point, there have been many. We dig how the guitar gives the song an almost forlorn quality, particularly on the chorus.

Meanwhile, if you’re anxious to hear even more of Jay live, he announced a summer tour today, which includes the following 27 dates in July and August:

Wed, July 18 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall Thur, July 19 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s Fri, July 20 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live Mon, July 23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Tues, July 24 Columbus, OH @ The Basement Thur, July 26 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall Fri, July 27 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club Sat, July 28 Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar Mon, July 30 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge Tues, July 31 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Thur, Aug 2 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Fri, Aug 3 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Sat, Aug 4 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall Tues, Aug 7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour Wed, Aug 8 San Diego, CA @ Casbah Fri, Aug 10 Phoenix, AZ @ Hard Rock Café Sat, Aug 11 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress Mon, Aug 13 Dallas, TX @ Sons of Herman Hall Tues, Aug 14 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr. Wed, Aug 15 Houston, TX @ Fitz Downstairs Fri, Aug 17 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Sat, Aug 18 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic Sun, Aug 19 Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s Attic Mon, Aug 20 Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Tues, Aug 21 Nashville, TN @ The End Thur, Aug 23 Orlando, FL @ The Social Sat, Aug 25 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom