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.