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Whitney Confirm August Arrival of Covers LP 'Candid'

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 Written by Huw Baines

Whitney have announced a new covers album.

The duo will return on August 14 with ‘Candid’, a 10 song delve into the work of Kelela, David Byrne, SWV, and more. It’ll also feature their collaboration with Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield on John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads.

Head below to stream their take on the Roches’ Hammond Song. “This could've been as simple as saying we really love these songs and we love our bandmates and making a covers record just felt right, but it truly became an exploration into how we can evolve as a band going forward,” drummer and singer Julien Ehrlich said.

“We both discovered Hammond Song because Chris Coady sent it to us years ago as a reference for recording when we were making the last Smith Westerns record. It became a song that was always around for us and then we showed it to the rest of the band. This cover is the longest Whitney recording ever and pretty much everything you hear on it is totally live, save for the horns and the slide solo. For a five minute song, if you mess up one part you have to do the whole thing live all over again.”

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