Game of Pricks,” the second release from Mo Kenneys upcoming Covers album, follows up her lonesome take on Patsy Cline’s “You Belong To Me.”

While “Game of Pricks has long been a raucous staple of Guided by Voices shows, its lyrics have always conjured feelings of isolation more than celebration. Kenney gets at the bones of the song with her version, distilling things to their haunted core as desolate piano (provided by Joel Plaskett) fills the spaces between the words, sung not much louder than a whisper.