Mitchell Wojcik Philadelphia indie rockers Young Statues didn't intend for…
- Posted on Nov 9th 2012 12:10PM by Caitlin White
Run for Cover Records
"For me, doing cover songs was a fun and welcomed challenge. It was a way to tap into artists and styles that really influence us, and learn about what made this music stand out. These songs were covered in particular because they are simply a few of my favorite songs," Cirignano tells Spinner.
One of the tracks off their forthcoming project, The Covers EP, is a cover of the Billy Bragg classic "A New England," arranged as a duet with Brianna Collins of Tiger's Jaw.
"Billy Bragg has written some of my favorite songs, and I've always wanted to try something of his. When I heard the duet version of 'A New England' with Kirsty MacColl, I thought it would be really fun to do a version of that. Brianna was the first person that came to mind, I really think she has a great and unique voice, and have always been a fan of her band," he says.
But the EP, which comes out on Dec. 4, doesn't focus solely on punk-folk tracks -- there's a variety of songs based on what the band thought would be fun try.
"Also, we wanted to do try a few new things in the studio, which are the reasons behind the duet with Brianna and the synth heavy [New Order cover] "Age of Consent". We picked songs that we felt would be fun and challenging at the same time."
Stream Young Statues' "A New England" featuring Brianna Collins below.