added: 14 May 2014 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled 'Strange Weather', on 14th July 2014.
Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann's 'Strange Weather'.
The cover of Suicide's Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs' 'Papi Pacify'.
Strange Weather will be available on 14th July on 12'.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
2. I'm The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) ' featuring David Byrne
3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) ' Anna Calvi and David Byrne
5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)
David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:
'I'm a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. 'Epic' I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.'
Anna Calvi will be playing live over the next few months in support of Strange Weather as well as her critically acclaimed sophomore album One Breath, with UK shows at Isle of Wight, Latitude and Green Man Festivals, with more festival dates to be announced soon. Full live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://annacalvi.com/shows/:
FRI 23-May-14 SPAIN SEVILLA TERRITORIOS FESTIVAL
WED 28-May-14 AUSTRALIA SYDNEY VIVID FESTIVAL
FRI 30-May-14 AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE THORNBURY
FRI 13-Jun-14 UK ISLE OF WIGHT ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL FRI 20-Jun-14 ITALY RAVENNA RAVENNA FESTIVAL
SAT 21-Jun-14 ITALY SESTRI LEVANTE MOJOTIC FESTIVAL
SUN 22-Jun-14 ITALY VERONA VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Rumours)
SAT 28-Jun-14 UK GLASTONBURY GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
THU 03-Jul-14 FRANCE SAINT-ETIENNE FESTIVAL DES 7
FRI 04-Jul-14 FRANCE ARRAS MAINSQUARE FESTIVAL
SAT 05-Jul-14 FRANCE CLUSES MUSIQUE EN STOCKS(Outdoor)
MON 07-Jul-14 FRANCE PARIS DAYS OFF FESTIVAL
SAT 12-Jul-14 FRANCE TARNOS LES OCEANIQUES FESTIVAL
FRI 18-Jul-14 UK SOUTHWOLD LATTITUDE FESTIVAL
SAT 19-Jul-14 LATVIA SALACGRIVA POSITIVUS FESTIVAL
MON 21-Jul-14 GERMANY BURGHOF STIMMEN FESTIVAL
TUE 22-Jul-14 AUSTRIA FELDKIRCH POOLBAR FESTIVAL
WED 23-Jul-14 GERMANY NURNBERG DER HIRSCH
SAT 26-Jul-14 FRANCE MALESTROIT PONT DU ROCK
TUE 05-Aug-14 GERMANY KARLSRUHE ZELTIVAL
WED 06-Aug-14 GERMANY KASSEL KULTURZELT
THU 07-Aug-14 GERMANY JENA KULTURARENA
FRI 08-Aug-14 ITALY PALERMO YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL
FRI 15-Aug-14 FRANCE SAINT MALO LA ROUTE DU ROCK
SAT 16-Aug-14 BELIGUM HASSELT PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL (Marquee)
SUN 17-Aug-14 UK N. WALES GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
FRI 22-Aug-14 SPAIN GRANADA MONA FESTIVAL (Main Stage)
SAT 13-Sep-14 SPAIN MADRID DCODE FESTIVAL