Shiny Eyes crank the amps up on their new cowl of Elliott Smith’s “St. Ides Heaven.” The quilt will seem on the group’s upcoming EP, Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion, which is able to arrive Could 27 through Useless Oceans.
The place Smith’s authentic model of “St. Ides Heaven” is a tense, lo-fi acoustic track, Shiny Eyes inject the track with a jolt of electrical energy, pairing crunching guitars with a swelling refrain of horns, synthesizers, strings, and extra. Capping all of it off, the track options back-up vocals from Conor Oberst’s Higher Oblivion Group Heart bandmate Phoebe Bridgers.
Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion is a part of Shiny Eyes’ formidable new reissue marketing campaign, the place they’ll re-release their total catalog whereas additionally dropping an accompanying Companion EP for every LP. The EPs will characteristic new variations of 5 tracks from the unique albums, plus a canopy of a track by an artist Shiny Eyes was impressed by on the time they had been engaged on the unique LP.
Together with Bridgers’ visitor spot on the “St. Ides Heaven” cowl, Letting Off the Happiness: A Companion options two contributions from Waxahatchee (on “The Metropolis Has Intercourse” and “Distinction and Examine”), in addition to options from M. Ward and Becky Stark. Bridgers may also characteristic prominently on Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion, which arrives Could 27 as effectively, together with A Assortment of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion.
Shiny Eyes, who launched their most up-to-date album, Down the Weeds, The place the World As soon as Was, in 2020, are set to return to the street Wednesday, March 23, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The band’s in depth itinerary will proceed by the spring and summer season, wrapping with a pair of hometown exhibits on the Admiral in Omaha, Nebraska on July 2 and three.