Iggy Pop, Sharon Van Etten, Michael Stipe, St. Vincent, Matt Berninger and many more are all set to collaborate on a new tribute album, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’. Listen to the cover song below.
‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico’ will be released on September 24. The album was produced by the late Hal Willner, Lou Reed’s dear friend who died last year, making it the final album he ever worked on.
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“I literally covered ‘Run Run Run’ when I was a kid, in my late teens with my band at the time,” Vile, who recently signed to Verve Records himself, said in a statement.
“So it was pretty cosmic, let’s say. There is a direct connection to certain indie bands and beyond w/ the Velvets. That’s why the Velvets are a classic. You know it can have doo-wop in there and things like that, but it can also have this jagged noisy thing, and it immediately let me feel like I could do anything.
“The possibilities are endless. You’re completely free. Unapologetic and effortless.”
See the tracklisting for ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico’ below. Pre-orders for the album are available here.
1. ‘Sunday Morning’ – Michael Stipe
2. ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’ – Matt Berninger
3. ‘Femme Fatale’ – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals)
4. ‘Venus In Furs’ – Andrew Bird & Lucius
5. ‘Run Run Run’ – Kurt Vile & The Violators
6. ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett
7. ‘Heroin’ – Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie
8. ‘There She Goes Again’ – King Princess
9. ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ – Courtney Barnett
10. ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song’ – Fontaines D.C.
11. ‘European Son’ – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney
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Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop, St. Vincent & More Set For Tribute Album, ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’