Whitney are gonna release a covers album.
Previewed by their take on The Roches’ ‘Hammond Song’, the ten-song collection will be released on 14th August, and also features songs from the likes of Kelela, David Byrne, John Denver, SWV and more.
“This could’ve been as simple as saying we really love these songs and we love our bandmates and making a covers record just felt right, but it truly became an exploration into how we can evolve as a band going forward,” explains drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich.
“We both discovered ‘Hammond Song’ because Chris Coady sent it to us years ago as a reference for recording when we were making the last Smith Westerns record. It became a song that was always around for us and then we showed it to the rest of the band. This cover is the longest Whitney recording ever and pretty much everything you hear on it is totally live, save for the horns and the slide solo. For a five minute song, if you mess up one part you have to do the whole thing live all over again.”
The full tracklisting reads:
1. Bank Head
2. A.M. A.M
3. Take Me Home, Country Roads (Ft. Waxahatchee)
4. High on a Rocky Ledge
5. Something Happen
6. Strange Overtones
7. Hammond Song
8. Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying
10. Rainbows and Ridges