Aquarium Drunkard’s awesome Lagniappe Sessions feature gives artists the chance to record original, off-kilter covers. The latest batch is from Kyle Field, the man behind Little Wings. He tackles some huge names: Lil Wayne, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, and Billy Idol. The diverse assortment of artists Field chose should be enough to draw you in, but if not, the fact that he recorded the covers in converted pump house in Topanga Canyon should do the trick.
Here’s what Field had to say about his song selection:
Each one of these songs holds a similar sentimental thread inside for me and they feel linked together for some reason. In some sense I feel like they have similar cathartic tone to each other as well as to the songs from Explains, angling with intimacy and a firm blocking tackle so the moment won’t get away. It is exciting for me to hear these artists’ songs together on a mix tape and I hope someone feels the same.
Listen and download all four songs over at the excellent, long-standing MP3 blog Aquarium Drunkard.