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Neko Case and Nick Cave Cover the Zombies for 'True Blood'

Listen to the duo's duet from the season premiere

June 27, 2011 5:35 PM ET
Neko Case and Nick Cave Cover the Zombies for 'True Blood'

Click to listen to Neko Case and Nick Cave's 'She's Not There' from the season premier of True Blood

Neko Case and Nick Cave, two of the most charismatic and distinctive singers in rock, teamed up to record a groovy, sultry cover of the Zombies' tune "She's Not There" for True Blood. The song played over the end credits of the season premiere – also titled "She's Not There" – in which telepathic waitress/vampire magnet Sookie Stackhouse returned from a year-long visit with the faeries. Though it's great to hear Case and Cave side by side on the same track, it's even better that their collaboration – which you can stream now – is so perfectly attuned to the campy, sexy spirit of the show.

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