Tom Waits beautiful heartbreaking song “Long Way Home” (Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards) gets a radical overhaul by the pop due Mates Of State. On their latest album of covers entitled “crushes,” the husband and wife team transform the melancholy ode to a wandering spirit into a sparkling blast of modernized Phil Spectorish pop. The song was featured recently on NPR music. It’s a radical departure but cool in it’s own right and gets a nod and smile from the Waits’ camp.