Anna Calvi,

The British wailer Anna Calvi, whose self-titled debut album has already turned up on a few year-end best-of lists, has lately been doing an unhinged live cover of TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me.” She’s now recorded a studio version of that song, and we’ve got it for you below. Also below, check out two expertly filmed live clips, in which she covers both “Wolf Like Me” and the Burt Bacharach-cowritten “Baby It’s You,” which was famously recorded by the Shirelles, the Beatles, and Smith. We’ve also got Calvi’s tour dates.

And now, those tour dates:

12/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre (KCRW Holiday Party)
12/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
12/08 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
12/10 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End
12/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg (Brooklyn Vegan Holiday Party)
01/28 – Brisbane, Australia @ Laneways Festival
01/30 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Laneways Festival
02/03 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
02/04 – Melbourne, Australia @ Laneways Festival
02/05 – Sydney, Australia @ Laneways Festival
02/08 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro Theatre
02/10 – Adelaide, Australia @ Laneways Festival
02/11 – Perth, Australia @ Laneways Festival
02/12 – Singapore, Singapore @ Laneways Festival
02/19 – Tokyo, Japan @ Hostess Club Weekender

[Photo by Adriana Russo]

Comments (9)
  1. Fuck yes, now that is how you do a cover.

  2. Man, that guitar solo is incredible. Saw Anna Calvi live once, and she can certainly shred.

    • Sadly my Office Christmas party is the same night she plays Lee’s. I would have gone for sure.

      • That sucks, man, but maybe you can get the DJ to play “Video Games” ;)

        • Ha – I am the DJ. True story.

        • I’m just going to put Lulu on repeat. Now that’s a high octane christmas party right there.

          • I went into this video thinking, “You can’t fucking cover ‘Wolf Like Me,’ because that’s like covering ‘The Rat’ or ‘Nothing Ever Happened’” (to use contemporary examples), but shitsauce, I can dig this.

            However, she didn’t cover my favorite part of the song (from 3:09 to the end), but then again, she’s can’t do two vocal parts at once, so all is forgiven.

  3. Man, I so want to like Anna – great musician, great voice, amazing stage presence – but I guess we just have opposite musical views because I find everything she does so interminably dull. One of my favourite songs absolutely massacred (but you know… in admittedly quite a classy way).

  4. typical…she sucked all the soul and power out of it.

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