BULLION’S LABEL DEEK ANNOUNCES FOURTH COVERS COMPILATION, ‘4 DOWN’ – AN ALBUM OF BRAIN-TEASING POP COVERS
Puzzled together by Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) and released via his own DEEK Recordings, ‘4 Down’ is the fourth instalment in a series of cover albums. Previously featuring Nilüfer Yanya, Sean Nicholas Savage and many more, this year sees Westerman, M .T. Hadley, Nautic and Bullion himself venture across and down to cover Paul Simon, XTC and Mazzy Star.
The compilation is announced today with a Westerman cover of Paul Simon’s Kathy’s Song. Produced by Bullion, the track was recorded in a little cottage (sadly earmarked for destruction) in the middle of Lisbon, following Nathan’s move there last year.
Staying true to the “pop, not slop!” ethos of the label, ‘4 Down’ brings together a community of adventurous artists attempting to solve the riddles of pop music one song at a time. A new name here includes north London’s Joviale, who opens the compilation with a version of Rare Silk’s transcendent ‘Storm’.
Born out of Bullion’s work as a producer and a growing list of collaborations, the idea behind the series was sparked by the common desire to sing a song you wish you’d written.
Nathan’s move to Lisbon and a meeting with Portuguese artist Bráulio Amado (cover art) inspired this new set of covers. Clues of what to expect can be found on previous editions Covered In Gloria, Pun For Cover and Extraordinary Renditions.
‘4 Down’ is out 18th of October via DEEK Recordings / [PIAS] on Digital and LP formats and available to pre-order here.
4 Down Tracklist:
- Joviale – Storm (Rare Silk) 3:37
- Camila Fuchs – Inside Out (Martin Dupont) 4:22
- C.A.R. – Making Plans For Nigel (XTC) 3:50
- Westerman – Kathy’s Song (Paul Simon) 4.14
- System Olympia – Fade Into You (Mazzy Star) 4:12
- M.T. Hadley – Easy Way Out (Elliott Smith) 2:42
- Nautic – Only Over You (Fleetwood Mac) 3:41
- Kiki Kudo – T’en Va Pas (Elsa) 3:44
- Kreme – Missing You (Larry Heard) 2:56
- Bullion – Heartbreak Road (Bill Withers) 3:05
- Nathan Micay – Watching Trees (Eleven Pond) 3:26
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