ARMS Set To Release Album of covers on September 2nd
Everyone loves a good cover song. An artist paying homage to the tracks of his or her past, all while having an opportunity to throw in their own flavor. It’s kind of like getting to have a sneak peek into your favorite band’s record collection.
Lucky for us, ARMS is letting us take a look into their record crate as they get set to release a brand new album of covers entitled Backwards Record,exclusively on Spotify on September 2nd.
Featuring ARMS’ indie pop perspective on tracks from Elliot Smith all the way to They Might Be Giants, there is something for everyone to get excited about.
Three of the tracks have already trickled through the blogosphere and you can listen to“Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory” over on Brooklyn Vegan, “Ooh La La” which premiered on Consequence of Sound, and “Ballad of Big Nothing” that premiered yesterday over on The Wild Honey Pie.
Backwards Record Tracklist:
01. Broadcast – Corporeal
02. Elliott Smith – Ballad of Big Nothing
03. Guided By Voices – Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
04. They Might Be Giants – Ana Ng
05. Matthew Dear – Slowdance
06. Thunder & Lightning – Disgust
07. The Faces – Ooh La La
08. Rufus Wainwright – Foolish Love
Check out what Todd Goldstein (frontman of ARMS) has to say about the record below!
"Covering other people's songs is a funny undertaking. Everyone has their own barometer for this sort of thing—for one guy, a song might seem completely off-limits, a violent absurdity, while for someone else it hits that little sweet-spot, where it almost seems self-evident as a perfect song tocover. Who knows what guides these preferences? Somewhere between personal taste, a feeling of kinship with the emotions expressed, a sense ofidentification with a given songwriter's craft...
Either way, the songs on Backwards Record all felt just right to me, tapping into this magical continuum of songwriting that vibrates in my echochamber at just the right frequency. I recorded these songs over the last ten years or so, inspired by in-the-moment feelings—a rediscovery of the (stillunderrated) songs of They Might Be Giants; a strange and wonderful correspondence with Susan Lane, widow of the Faces' Ronnie Lane; the tragicdeath of Broadcast's Trish Keenan—and as such their aspirations were just to see what would happen if I recorded them.
Backwards Record is a collection of songs that have made me get all feel-something-y over the years and I hope that my appreciation comes across inthis humble mess of internet doodaddery. Enjoy it with my compliments."