Members Of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Walkmen, Beach House To Cover Gene Clark On Tour
No Other, the 1974 solo album from the former Byrds member, is one of those cult-favorite albums that you’re probably never heard of unless you’re part of its cult. The densely orchestrated album pushed the studio excesses of early-’70s Cali folk rock to its natural conclusion, and all that ornamentation served to highlight Clark’s voice. Now, a number of the best vocalists in indie rock — Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Beach House’s Victoria Legrand, Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, the Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Fairport Convention/Plainsong O.G. Iain Matthews — will sing the album, in its entirety, on a very brief tour next year. For the tour, they’ll have an all-Baltimore backing band that includes members of Beach House, Lower Dens, Celebration, and others. Check out the dates below.
1/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
1/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Floristree
1/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/25 – New York, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
If this whole thing is happening to convince us to listen to No Other, mission accomplished.