Compared to the Jazz Age-chic that 24-year-old musician Hailey Tuck embraces, covering a song from 1966 feels positively modern. Her take on the Beach Boys classic "Caroline, No" from Pet Sounds comes from her upcoming EP, Delancey Street, and lays her Billie Holiday-influenced voice atop a foundation of drums, piano and bass. For those braving the hordes at SXSW, Tuck will be performing Thursday night at the Elephant Room. The rest of us will have to wait for Delancey Street, which will be released March 31, and listen to "Caroline, No" while reading Tuck's comments on the track below.

Hailey Tuck: "My father is an attorney by vocation, and a jazz drummer by avocation. Much like Hollywood stage moms, he lived vicariously through my own youthful artistic interests. Though it seemed like a natural progression for me to end up playing jazz via a childhood in musical theater, my father certainly imbued me with many nuances of his own personal taste. One of the first albums he gave me was Pet Sounds.

"'Caroline, No' resonated with me mostly because it's a bit of a B-side, and also the melody is completely unique (also G-flat in a pop song!) I think the lyrics are the perfect combination of truth told with simplicity. With this cover, and with everything I'm trying to explore in jazz, I'm also hoping to achieve some modicum of musical prescience, bringing a record made before its time into the jazz present: melding the old and nostalgic with the new and wonderful. So, I can only hope this track takes you on a journey back in time, allows you to discover a classic in a new way, or, ideally, a special blend of both!"
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