ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES COVERS EP, STRANGE WEATHER, ON 14TH JULY 2014

Anna Calvi | 13/05/14

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Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled ‘Strange Weather’, on 14th July 2014. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’.


Strange Weather will be available on 14th July on 12” (RUG600) and limited edition CD (RUG600CD). Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart. The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
  2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
  3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
  4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
  5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie)

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

Anna Calvi will be playing live over the next few months in support of Strange Weather as well as her critically acclaimed sophomore album One Breath, with UK shows at Isle of Wight, Latitude and Green Man Festivals, with more festival dates to be announced soon. Full live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://annacalvi.com/shows/:


FRI     23-May-14       SPAIN   SEVILLA TERRITORIOS FESTIVAL

WED  28-May-14       AUSTRALIA       SYDNEY  VIVID FESTIVAL
FRI     30-May-14       AUSTRALIA       MELBOURNE       THORNBURY

THEATRE
FRI     13-Jun-14       UK      ISLE OF WIGHT   ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL FRI     20-Jun-14                   ITALY   RAVENNA RAVENNA FESTIVAL
SAT    21-Jun-14         ITALY   SESTRI LEVANTE  MOJOTIC FESTIVAL
SUN    22-Jun-14        ITALY   VERONA  VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Rumours)
SAT    28-Jun-14                   UK      GLASTONBURY     GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
THU    03-Jul-14         FRANCE  SAINT-ETIENNE   FESTIVAL DES 7  

COLLINES

FRI     04-Jul-14         FRANCE  ARRAS   MAINSQUARE FESTIVAL
SAT    05-Jul-14         FRANCE  CLUSES  MUSIQUE EN STOCKS(Outdoor)
MON  07-Jul-14         FRANCE  PARIS   DAYS OFF FESTIVAL
SAT   12-Jul-14          FRANCE  TARNOS  LES OCEANIQUES FESTIVAL
FRI     18-Jul-14       UK      SOUTHWOLD       LATTITUDE FESTIVAL
SAT   19-Jul-14         LATVIA  SALACGRIVA      POSITIVUS FESTIVAL
MON  21-Jul-14         GERMANY BURGHOF STIMMEN FESTIVAL
TUE   22-Jul-14         AUSTRIA FELDKIRCH       POOLBAR FESTIVAL
WED  23-Jul-14         GERMANY NURNBERG        DER HIRSCH
SAT    26-Jul-14         FRANCE  MALESTROIT      PONT DU ROCK
TUE    05-Aug-14      GERMANY KARLSRUHE       ZELTIVAL
WED   06-Aug-14      GERMANY KASSEL  KULTURZELT
THU   07-Aug-14       GERMANY JENA    KULTURARENA
FRI     08-Aug-14       ITALY   PALERMO YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL
FRI     15-Aug-14       FRANCE  SAINT MALO      LA ROUTE DU ROCK
SAT    16-Aug-14       BELIGUM HASSELT PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL (Marquee)
SUN   17-Aug-14       UK      N. WALES        GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
FRI     22-Aug-14     SPAIN   GRANADA MONA FESTIVAL (Main Stage)
SAT   13-Sep-14       SPAIN   MADRID  DCODE FESTIVAL