Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Features, News — By on January 11, 2011 3:57 pm

Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will release Demons (Proper Records), the second album in their four-volume Nomad Series (an idea the band had “born in the tumult of a perfect storm of ideas, influences, inspirations and timing”), on February 14. A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins as “a labour of love” that explores Chesnutt’s deep and much overlooked catalogue.

Demons follows the critically acclaimed first volume of the series, Renmin Park, which Mojo described as “so charged and inventive, it’s like listening to Beck if he’d been hanging out with Neil Young, Nick Cave and a gentle, plaintive singer from the Beijing Opera.”

Timmins also said, “We let happy accidents happen and tried to invest his songs with the same spirit in which they were written, but at the same time adding our own Northern spin. Exploring his songs and delving deeper and deeper into them has been an intense, moving and joyous experience. I don’t think Vic would have wanted it any other way.”

For more on the band and its Nomad Series, check HERE.

Demons track listing:

Wrong Piano
Flirted With You All My Life
See You Around
Betty Lonely
Square Room
West of Rome
Strange Language
We Hovered With Short Wings
When the Bottom Fell Out

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