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Listen: Colin Meloy - “Do You Remember Walter?” (The Kinks Cover)

Featuring on New Colin Meloy Sings... Covers EP

Oct 25, 2013 The Decemberists Bookmark and Share

Next week The Decemeberists’ Colin Meloy will set off on a new solo tour, bringing with him the latest installment of his Colin Meloy Sings… cover EPs. Previously tackling the works of Morriseey, Shirley Collins, and Sam Cooke, the newest entry will feature five songs by The Kinks, including “Waterloo Sunset,” “Days,” the spoof song “Harry Rag,” and “The Way Love Used To Be,” from the soundtrack of the 1971 film Percy. Also on the EP will be “Do You Remember Watler?” from The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which is currently available to stream on NPR.

In an interview with Meloy explains that he chose The Kinks after passing on several other randomly selected albums from his personal library: “I drew five different records off my shelf at random and determined myself to cover one of those artists. They were: Nico, Quasi, Clannad, Kinks and Don Everly. Briefly flirted with the idea of Quasi - particularly the remarkable body of work of one Sam Coomes - but I found that his range is way too high for me. I’m not good on Gaelic so Clannad was out; Nico and Don Everly? Nah. So the Kinks it was!”

Colin Meloy Tour Dates:
11/01 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
11/02 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
11/04 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
11/05 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/06 – Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
11/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
11/09 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/11 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
11/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Woman’s Club



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