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Cave In, Amenra & Marissa Nadler’s Townes Van Zandt Tribute Album Due Out In April


Originally announced last spring, the next Townes Van Zandt tribute “Songs Of Townes Van Zandt Vol. III” compilation is now officially headed for an April 22nd release through Neurot Recordings (North America) and My Proud Mountain (Europe). That compilation will feature Townes Van Zandt covers from the likes of Amenra, Cave In and Marissa Nadler and is due to run as follows:

01 – Marissa Nadler – “Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria
02 – Amenra – “Black Crow Blues
03 – Cave In – “Nothin’
04 – Amenra – “Kathleen
05 – Cave In – “The Hole
06 – Amenra – “Flyin’ Shoes
07 – Marissa Nadler – “Sad Cinderella
08 – Cave In – “At My Window
09 – Marissa Nadler – “None But The Rain

Speaking of their contributions to the set, Cave In, etc. vocalist/guitarist Stephen Brodsky offered:

“In the winter of 2010, I did a solo tour with Scott Kelly of Neurosis and Bob Wayne. It was the three of us and Ansgar Glade traveling in Bob‘s ‘green machine’ van around the UK and Ireland. At every show, Scott played the song ‘Caroline’ and each time I heard it, I found myself enraptured. This was my introduction to Townes Van Zandt. Pretty cool that ten years later, Ansgar has given me and Cave In this great opportunity to show our love for TVZ’s music.”

Amenra guitarist Lennart Bossu said:

“Being Belgians, the very American folk and country of Townes Van Zandt is not exactly the music we grew up listening to, but upon discovering his songs in our early twenties, they immediately struck a chord with us. Even people who do not understand the lyrics can probably tell that they are listening to someone who has lived and suffered, and, oddly enough, at the same time find deep comfort in his soothing voice.

It is the kind of comfort that often defines great music or art in general, and it made the prospect of trying our own hand at a few of his songs no less daunting. Nonetheless, when we were asked to be part of this collection of Townes Van Zandt cover songs, we felt excited and compelled to be part of it, as, in a way, it offered us a chance to do something in return for the great songs he has given us, and also be a part of a series of albums that are almost exclusively comprised of artists we deeply respect.”

Marissa Nadler added:

“I’ve been a fan of Townes Van Zandt’s music for nearly as long as I’ve been writing songs. When I was starting out, a friend introduced me to Townes’s music, and I pretty much instantly fell in love with both the rawness of his songs as well as the intense sense of longing expressed within them. His lyrics are haunting and evocative and have inspired me endlessly. These melodies will linger with you, year after year, and hopefully keep you company along the way.”

Pre-orders and more from the compilation will be made available in the coming weeks.

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