The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


Mark Lanegan & Whomadewho Split 7"
Laurie Tuffrey , December 5th, 2012 08:22

Kompakt release limited edition covers single with profits going to Amnesty International

The Mark Lanegan Band and Whomadewho have covered one another for a new 7", out now via Kompakt, with all proceeds from the release going to Amnesty International.

Lanegan's recorded a version of Whomadewho's 'Below The Cherry Moon' from this year's Kompakt release Brighter, while they've reworked 'Deep Black Vanishing Train' from his ace Blues Funeral album.

The idea for the song swap originally came from the Danish trio; co-vocalist and guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg says: “It’s a great honour to get this kind of respect and recognition by a musician you admire. I was very moved the first couple of times I heard his take on one of our songs. His deep voice and this authentic American accent highlights the feeling and lyrics even more. “

The label are putting out the 7" on red vinyl, strictly limited to a run of 1111 hand-numbered copies - get hold of one here - and accompanied by a note strictly urging the listener to not let the disc hit the turntable until Christmas Day. If you can't wait that long, there are sneaky previews of the tracks over at Lanegan's site - head here.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.