Shovels & Rope release surprise covers disc
Monday, November 16, 2015
– Shovels & Rope is releasing an album on Friday, the duo announced today.
"Busted Jukebox Volume 1" will be out on Friday on Dualtone Records as a set of covers done by the pair with friends including Shakey Graves and Milk Carton Kids.
Shovels & Rope are husband-and-wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst
from Charleston, S.C. They have released three albums since 2008, including last year's "Swimmin' Time."
The 10-songs are divided into "A" and "B" side listings.
A1. Unknown Legend - with Shakey Graves
A2. Bullet Belt - with Butch Walker
A3. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - with Lucius
A4. Patience - with Milk Carton Kids
A5. Boys Can Never Tell - with J Roddy Walston
B1. Nothing Takes The Place Of You - with JD McPherson
B2. Last - with Caroline Rose
B3. Strangers - with Inlaws
B4. Perfect Day - with Preservation Hall Jazz Band
B5. Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight - Shovels & Rope
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