Coco Hames and Deer Tick’s John McCauley share cover of “Tiny Pieces”

March 23, 2017

Coco Hames and Deer Tick’s
John McCauley share
cover of “Tiny Pieces”

Coco Hames debut album out 31st March on Merge 

Coco Hames will release her self-titled debut on March 31 on Merge Records.

In the meantime, check out this irresistible cover of Bash & Pop’s “Tiny Pieces,” a lost ’90s gem penned by Tommy Stinson of alt-rock legends The Replacements. “It’s a really unique song,” says Hames, who delivers it as a duet with John McCauley of Deer Tick, the pair making like a dissolute Gram and Emmylou. “I love the way John approaches and understands music, his own and others’. I’d wanted to do an interesting cover on this record, and I just love John’s voice—particularly in the way we play off each other.” 

Hames says she had no agenda with her debut solo release, apart from fashioning an album that would resist easy genre tags. “I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry. I guess I’m a fan of artists who can move between styles pretty seamlessly,” notes Hames. “Somehow, with this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.”

Playing guitar, piano, and electric harpsichord on her solo record, Hames was aided in her effort by bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), drummer Julian Dorio (The Whigs), and lead guitarist Adam Meisterhans (The Weight). Other contributors include veteran keyboard/organ wizard Dave Amels of Reigning Sound and vocalists Carey Kotsionis (Bobby Bare, Jr.) and Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White). 

Listen to her previously released tracks “I Do Love You” and “When You Said Goodbye.”

Coco Hames will be in the UK in the autumn – September 19 – The Old Blue Last, London. More dates to be announced shortly

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