Listen to Amen Dunes’ Cover of Tim Buckley’s ‘Song to the Siren’
While still riding the release of their latest LP, 'Love,' indie folk rockers Amen Dunes have announced the release of a brand new companion EP titled 'Cowboy Worship' -- and to celebrate, they've released a stream of their cover of This Mortal Coil's cover of Tim Buckley's classic, 'Song to the Siren.' You can listen to the enduring interpretation below.
The song plays out like Band of Horses meet the National, with a little bit of David Gray thrown in, oddly enough. "There isn't much talking in Amen Dunes; things either flow naturally or not at all," says frontman Damon McMahon. "This track in particular, a This Mortal Coil cover of a Tim Buckley cover, is a perfect metaphor for Amen Dunes. A Tim Buckley heart within a This Mortal Coil body, which could be substituted with a Bob Dylan heart within a Throbbing Gristle body, or any similar pairing, inverted, reversed or flipped, any which way. Solid [yin and yang]."
The six-track EP is a collection of lost tracks from the 'Love' writing and recording sessions. McMahon attempts to "give life" to these tracks that just barley missed the cut.
'Cowboy Worship' is due out Jan. 20 via Sacred Bones. The band will head out on a brief U.S. spring tour, the dates of which can be found here.
Amen Dunes -- 'Song to the Siren'