Tashaki Miyaki – “The Beautiful Ones” (Prince Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

L.A. dreampop-psych duo Tashaki Miyaki are going on tour with the Allah-Lahs this fall. They’re recording a collection of covers to herald the occasion, aptly called The Covers EP. Among the songs they tackled with producer Joel Jerome was Prince’s Purple Rain epic “The Beautiful Ones.” They’ve done good work with it, turning a visceral slow jam into the sound of steam on a mirror. Listen below.

The Covers EP will be out sometime soon via Tashaki Miyaki’s SoundCloud. Here are their tour dates with the Allah-Lahs:

11/14 Austin, TX @ The Parish
11/15 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
11/16 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
11/18 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/19 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
11/20 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
11/21 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
11/22 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
11/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
11/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/26 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
11/27 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
11/28 Detroit, MI @ Lager House
11/29 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12/01 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
12/04 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
12/05 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
12/06 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
12/09 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
12/10 San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
12/11 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
12/12 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
12/13 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory Constellation Room

[Photo by Marc Gabor.]