Record Store Day is this coming Saturday. A few of our picks are below, check out the entire list here of releases below.
The Old 97’s release a double 7″ with two demos circa ’96 but more importantly two tracks recorded with Waylon Jennings in the same year. Details about the release here. Check out one of the tracks, “The Other Shoe” as a fantastic video featuring an anonymous young cowboy.
Garage-punk golden boys the Black Lips split 7″ with Icky Blossoms includes two covers, including Waylon and Willie’s classic “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.” More from Pitchfork here and you can preview the cover below.
Lastly one of our favorite songstresses Elizabeth Cook teams up with ex-Drive By Trucker Jason Isbell and both show tribute to Townes Van Zandt with their renditions of “Pancho and Lefty” and “Tecumseh Valley”. Enjoy a tour of Nashville (including pressing of the 7″) courtesy of Elizabeth (and NPR) here.