Black Midi have launched a three-track EP titled Cavalcovers, that includes their renditions of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” King Crimson’s “twenty first Century Schizoid Man,” and Captain Beefheart’s “Moonlight on Vermont.” The EP arrives simply as Black Midi kick off their headlining North American tour. Give it a pay attention beneath.
Cavalcovers is a play on phrases referencing the band’s 2021 album Cavalcade. Final yr, Black Midi recorded 5 fan-voted covers for various territories and retailers that have been obtainable on restricted flexi discs. Three of these covers comprise the tracklist for his or her new EP. For “twenty first Century Schizoid Man,” all three members of Black Midi contributed vocals for the primary time. The group additionally enlisted Kaidi Akinnibi to put down saxophone on the monitor.
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