- 15 Jul 21
Listen to Kurt Vile cover 'Run Run Run' for the project below.
Fontaines D.C. are set to feature on a star-studded new tribute album, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, out September 24 via Verve.
Michael Stipe, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Iggy Pop with Matt Sweeney, Matt Berninger, Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen, Andrew Bird with Lucius, St. Vincent with Thomas Bartlett, Thurston Moore with Bobby Gillespie, King Princess and Courtney Barnett are also set to feature on the project.
The Dublin band are set to contribute a version of 'The Black Angel's Song of Death' to I’ll Be Your Mirror. The late Hal Willner served as executive producer for the project – which was the last LP he worked on before his death during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
“I’ll Be Your Mirror” a tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico is out on Sept 24th. pic.twitter.com/JVGLw0DtdG
— Fontaines D.C. (@fontainesdublin) July 14, 2021
Kurt Vile's cover of 'Run Run Run' is the first track to be released from the tribute album.
“I literally covered 'Run Run Run' when I was a kid," says Kurt, who recently signed with Verve Records. "In my late teens with my band at the time. So it was pretty cosmic, let’s say. There is a direct connection to certain indie bands and beyond w/ the Velvets. That’s why the Velvets are a classic. You know it can have doo-wop in there and things like that, but it can also have this jagged noisy thing, and it immediately let me feel like I could do anything. The possibilities are endless. You’re completely free. Unapologetic and effortless."
Listen to his cover of 'Run Run Run' below:
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico Tracklist:
- Michael Stipe: 'Sunday Morning'
- Matt Berninger: 'I’m Waiting for the Man'
- Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen: 'Femme Fatale'
- Andrew Bird / Lucius: 'Venus in Furs'
- Kurt Vile & The Violators: 'Run Run Run'
- St. Vincent / Thomas Bartlett: 'All Tomorrow’s Parties'
- Thurston Moore: 'Heroin' [ft. Bobby Gillespie]
- King Princess: 'There She Goes Again'
- Courtney Barnett: 'I’ll Be Your Mirror'
- Fontaines D.C.: 'The Black Angel’s Song of Death'
- Iggy Pop / Matt Sweeney: 'European Son'