Wed. May 29th, 2024

Shannon Lay has introduced Covers Vol. 1, a set of covers out April 14 through Sub Pop. “I completely love doing covers,” Lay mentioned in an announcement, “It’s such a pleasure to supply my perspective on songs I love and unfold the phrase about wonderful artists. Covers Vol. 1 is the primary in a collection of canopy information celebrating my obsession with shannonizing songs.” The album consists of covers of songs by Ty Segall, the Velvet Underground, Arthur Russell, Vashti Bunyan, and extra.

Watch the Kai MacKnight–directed video accompanying Lay’s model of Elliott Smith’s “Angeles” beneath. Of the duvet, Lay mentioned in an announcement:

If I had a nickel for each minute I’ve spent listening to Elliott Smith I’d be a really wealthy lady. His intricate thoughtfulness at all times fills me up. “Angeles” was a type of songs I used to be at all times fairly intimidated to study however upon lastly making an attempt it got here collectively so naturally.  Then Debbie Neigher topped issues off with a tremendous piano outro. I really like feeling Elliott’s spirit embedded within the musical scene at massive. Anyplace notes are performed he lives on.

Lay’s final album, Geist, was launched in 2021. “Uncommon to Wake” from that album was named one in every of Pitchfork’s “100 Greatest Songs of 2021.”

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