Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Caitlin Rose covers Arctic Monkeys for RSD

In trying to come up with a worthwhile release for Record Store Day, someone at Domino hit on the boffo concept of having Nashville's fabulous Caitlin Rose work her magic on two atypical ballads from the Arctic Monkeys. When Alex Turner’s Piledriver Waltz first appeared in the British film Submarine as a bittersweet acoustic love song, and then took another swing at it for the Monkey's Suck It and See album, it was painfully clear that a singer with real pipes could do a much better job of it.

Caitlin Rose’s inspired overhaul transforms the song into a country rock ballad with tasteful pedal steel guitar licks accompanying her soaring voice recalling Linda Ronstadt at her top dollar best. An equally elegant recasting of the Monkeys' Love Is A Laserquest as a honkytonk heartbreaker is guaranteed to put a tear in your beer. Both songs will appear on Caitlin Rose's limited edition 7-inch single in a generic Domino sleeve for Record Store Day only.

Caitlin Rose is currently in the studio recording the followup to her critically acclaimed debut, Own Side Now. Those who aren't completely creeped out by clowns should check out Caitlin Rose's video for Piledriver Waltz below.

Piledriver Waltz by Caitlin Rose

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