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