WATCH: Sad13 Pays Homage to The Dandy Warhols and “Veronica Mars”
Speedy Ortiz songwriter Sadie Dupuis gives us her take on the mid-aughts neo-noir’s opening theme.
Remember 2004? When your primary source of discovering new music was the O.C. soundtrack and you had to convince all your arty friends that Jim Carrey was actually good in Eternal Sunshine and you probably had a messenger bag? We all went through a weird phase that year, including The Dandy Warhols, who rode a new wave of success following their 2003 odd-album-out Welcome to the Monkey House, which saw the Portland band’s Bohemian stonerisms washed out in vibrant synths, evidently making for the perfect soundtrack to, well, pretty much everything (The O.C. included).
Sadie Dupuis certainly remembers this period, as evinced from the latest single from her Sad13 solo project, a cover of the Dandys’ “We Used to Be Friends” trimmed down to the length of the song’s modified cut as the theme to Veronica Mars (2004-2007, 2019). Along with the thirty-six second track, Dupuis edited herself (roughly) into the intro (remember, we were still pretty new to digital filmmaking fifteen years ago), wearing her best Kristen Bell wig and teen P.I. mug.
Watch the clip below, and make sure to wish Dupuis a happy birthday.