The Lemonheads

Varshons 2

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8th February 2019 / CD or LP / Fire Records
     

The Lemonheads

Varshons 2

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The Lemonheads’ first record in 10 years! A covers album – Includes versions of; Nick Cave, Yo La Tengo, The Bevis Frond, Eagles and more.

+ Indies only LP version on limited 'unripe green' coloured vinyl, packaged in a banana-scented scratch-'n'-sniff sleeve! 
+ Standard version is on yellow vinyl in a scratch-'n'-sniff sleeve.


The Lemonheads follow up the critically acclaimed ‘Varshons’ from nearly ten years ago with another eclectic collection of covers.

Produced by director Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones), their tenth studio album brims with the slowly-matured vocal of Evan Dando as he lures a host of personal faves to his melodic lair. He really has become one of the great expressive singers of our time.

‘Varshons 2’ is a hokey jukebox filled with unique versions of Yo La Tengo, Nick Cave, The Bevis Frond, NRBQ, The Eagles, Paul Westerberg, The Jayhawks, Lucinda Williams and John Prine.

Like Hank Williams slumped in his car between gigs, strumming and hollering, reasoning and weeping, humming it on over, Evan and his Lemonheads make every tune their own.

Including some obscure beauties like Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Round Here’, Natural Child’s ‘Now And Then’, The Eyes’ raucous ‘TAQN’ and The GiveGoods’ gorgeous ‘Unfamiliar’ – a tune Dando penned with former Smudge man Tom Morgan.

“Gram Parsons, Wire, and GG Allin: You'd be hard pressed to find three more disparate rock acts, yet on ‘Varshons’ they all sound like the Lemonheads - boppy, overcast alt-rock delivered at a fast clip and sung in a whiskey tenor.” - Pitchfork.

“The Lemonheads are no strangers to a cover, the grunge-pop heroes perfect the art.” - NME.

+ VInyl versions both include download codes.

1 – Can’t Forget
2 – Settled Down Like Rain
3 – Old Man Blank
4 – Things
5 – Speed of The Sound of Loneliness
6 – Abandoned
7 – Now and Then
8 – Magnet
9 – Round Here
10 – TAQN
11 – Unfamiliar
12 – Straight to You
13 – Take it Easy

Format /CD or LP
Released /8th February 2019
Catalogue / FIRECD532
Barcode / 809236153227
Artist / The Lemonheads
Label /Fire Records
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