Thursday, December 5, 2019

Mountain Man Covers Wilco

Every so often Vermont's Mountain Man has been gifting us with cover songs, ranging from artists like John Denver, The Everly Brothers, Neil Young, and Fiona Apple. Their latest sees them take on Wilco's "You & I" from 2009's Wilco [The Album]. (I just realized that Wilco [The Album], one of Wilco's "new albums," is ten years old and I now feel ancient.) 

While their take on "You & I" may be less traditional than we typically hear from Mountain Man, it's still a very stripped down take, focusing on the band's three part harmonies with just the slightest bit of guitar holding it all together.

The band explains their decision to cover this particular Wilco song: “We have been band members, collaborators, friends and business partners for over 10 years now, so a song like ‘You and I,’ a celebration of creating a relationship that is totally unique and filled with mystery, seemed very appropriate.”

You can listen to Mountain Man's take on "You & I" below. The song is available now as a single via Nonesuch Records. You can get a copy here. For more on Mountain Man, check out their website.

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