Saturday, 1 November 2014

Art of the Cover - J.D. McPherson's "The Warm Covers EP" (2014)

“…pure-and-simple party music, make-out music and get-down-and-shake-it music, harbouring the sort of simple riffs and hooks that easily hop across the decades.”
-- BBC

Lovely artwork adorns this wonderful release.

The Warm Covers - the new four-song digital EP from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer JD McPherson - is out this week on Rounder Records.

Of the collection, McPherson comments, “Concord acquired the Vee Jay catalog. They asked us if we would like to cover a song and, record nerds that we are,we asked can we actually release a Vee Jay Record with the old Vee Jay Label. This is a Billy Boy Arnold tune - changed it up a bit, but for the most part that’s the song.”

In addition to the digital EP, a special 7” vinyl will be released November 4. The Vee Jay Records 7” features “I Wish You Would” along with a Jimmy Hughes cover, “Steal Away.”

McPherson and his band will embark on a series of special dates, including a show supporting Queens of the Stone Age at Los Angeles’ The Forum.

This new music follows McPherson’s widely praised 2012 debut, Signs and Signifiers, of which the San Francisco Examiner asserted, “An unfettered, Gretsch-echoey exuberance reverberates through the album’s R&B and rockabilly originals…” and Chicago Reader praised, “…plays rock ‘n’ roll and R&B that might as well have been frozen in the 50s and thawed this morning.”

McPherson’s sophomore full-length album will be released in 2015 on Rounder Records.  


1. I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold)

2. Steal Away (Jimmy Hughes)

3. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day (Nick Lowe)

4. Why Lady Why (Alabama)

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