Damien Jurado and Richard Swift cover Kraftwerk, Chubby Checker and more on “Other People’s Songs” Vol. 1

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Two weekends ago, Damien Jurado and Richard Swift got a 4 track recorder and a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone and decided to record nine of the best cover songs you’ll hear in a while.

The feel of the recording is so warm and every song sounds effortless. My personal favorite is their rendition of “If The Sun Stops Shinin’” by Chubby Checker (of “The Twist” fame).

You can stream and download (just click on tracklist) Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 HERE.

Damien US tour dates, after the jump! And don’t forget, he and Swift will be touring the UK together. If they perform one of these covers… it would be just dynamite.

11/02/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree   w/ Shearwater

11/03/10 Tallahasee, FL – The Engine Room   w/ Shearwater

11/04/10 Orlando, FL – The Social   w/ Shearwater

11/05/10 Atlanta, GA – The Earl   w/ Shearwater

11/06/10 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506   w/ Shearwater

11/07/10 Charlottesville, VA – The Southern Theater   w/ Shearwater

11/09/10 Washington, DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel   w/ Shearwater

11/10/10 Philadelpia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s   w/ Shearwater

11/11/10 Boston, MA – The Middle East   w/ Shearwater

11/12/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg   w/ Shearwater

11/13/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Thunderbird Cafe   w/ Shearwater

11/14/10 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick   w/ Shearwater

11/16/10 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall   w/ Shearwater

11/18/10 St. Louis, MO – Duck Room   w/ Shearwater

11/19/10 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot   w/ Shearwater

11/20/10 Norman, OK – The Opolis   w/ Shearwater


Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs


Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns


Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)


Gardens & Villa
Dallas, TX - Club Dada

Tig Notaro
Omaha, NE - The Slowdown

Woman's Hour
Hamburg, DE - Molotow Exil

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