Father John Misty + Jonathan Wilson release fundraising albums
Both Father John Misty and Jonathan Wilson have announced news of fundraising covers EPs, available tomorrow 3rd July through Bandcamp’s “No Revenue Share Day”.
Father John Misty’s Anthem +3 is a digital EP featuring covers of Leonard Cohen, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, and Link Wray, that will be available tomorrow, July 3rd through Bandcamp’s “No Revenue Share Day.” Anthem +3 will then see a wider release through all other DSPs July 14th via Bella Union for the UK/Europe and Sub Pop for the rest of the world.
Anthem was recorded a few weeks ago with long-time collaborator and producer Jonathan Wilson at Wilson’s Fivestar Studios in Topanga, California. The additional three covers were recorded over the past few years by Wilson (“One of Us Cannot Be Wrong,” “Trouble”), and Haxan Cloak (“Fallin’ Rain”) and have all been previously released.
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Father John Misty released the live album Off-Key in Hamburg in March on Bandcamp to benefit the MusiCares Covid-19 Fund which has generated over $80,000 in support. Off-Key in Hamburg is now available on all DSP platforms.
Jonathan Wilson’s covers EP is titled The Way I Feel & More. Of the EP Wilson says: “So I’ve put together an EP… It’s a collection of covers I love: Bill Fay, Gordon Lightfoot, Moby Grape, and The Four Tops. I’m so happy to share it with y’all. It’s available exclusively on Bandcamp to benefit MusiCares Covid-19 Fund. MusiCares is an organization that my fellow musicians lean on and need now more than ever. When it comes to raising awareness and money for MusiCares I always think of my friend and someone I love recording with – the great Gerald Johnson, the bass master from CSNY and the Steve Miller Band. When he had issues with his health as a lifetime session musician, MusiCares was there and made it possible for my friend to get the proper treatment he deserves. Long live MusiCares, and each download of my EP will help their noble cause in our musical community.”
Father John Misty’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “One of us Cannot Be Wrong” and Wilson’s Gordon Lightfoot cover of “The Way I Feel” were both produced by Wilson and recorded live to tape with a band of over 15 musicians including drummer James Gadson. The session took place nearly ten years ago in LA. This is the first time Wilson’s recording has been heard. Misty’s “One of us Cannot Be Wrong” was recorded for a MOJO covermount CD.