A stacked lineup of artists have contributed to I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico (due out this September)
Artists included on the tribute to the classic 1967 album, include Courtney Barnett, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Kurt Vile & The Violators, St Vincent & Thomas Bartlett, Sharon Van Etten with Angel Olsen, Andrew Bird & Lucius, The National's Matt Berninger, and more (see full list below)
The first taste of the album comes in the form of Kurt Vile's cover of Run Run Run"
According to Kurt -
“I literally covered 'Run Run Run' when I was a kid ... 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."
Kurt Vile - Run Run Run (Radio Edit)
I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico will be out September 24 via Verve (preorder).
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico: tracklist
01 Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe
02 I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger
03 Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals)
04 Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius
05 Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & the Violators
06 All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett
07 Heroin– Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie
08 There She Goes Again – King Princess
09 I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett
10 The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C.
11 European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney