By Staff on February 19, 2013
Here at FILTER we love a good covers album, there's no denying it, so when our neighbors to the north (Cuff The Duke) told us that they were putting together another EP full of reinvented favorites we were pretty excited. Together with the foursome, we are proud to premiere each of their covers off of their second In Our Time installment. Check out the first in the series, "You Sing Low and We Will Sing High" below!
When asked why they took on another group of six classics, the answer was simple: "This EP is quite an eclectic mix of songs. When we were deciding what to play we just sat in the studio and talked about what had been or was currently influencing us. The result was this collection of songs."
Listen to their cover of Fred Squire's "You Sing Low and We Will Sing High" as well as why they chose this song below! Also be sure to pick up Cuff The Duke's latest release Union via Paper Bag Records now!
"You Sing Low and We Will Sing High" is a song written by our friend Fred Squire. Fred is a guy we've known since back in the day when we started out in our home town of Oshawa. His music is something we've always been into. I think it's safe to say that we think he's on of the best song writers in Canada. His records are in regular rotation when we're on the road. When his name was brought up in the discussion of what songs to cover we were all on board.
- MP3: Cuff the Duke Are “Always Looking” (Dum Dum Girls Cover) (FILTER Premiere)
- MP3: Cuff the Duke Call it “Cold Blooded Old Times” (Smog Cover) (FILTER Premiere)
- MP3: Cuff the Duke is “Smothered in Hugs” (Guided by Voices Cover) (FILTER Premiere)
- MP3: Cuff the Duke Senses “Instant Karma (John Lennon Cover)” (FILTER Premiere)
- MP3: Cuff the Duke Winds it Down to the “Diamond Sea” (Sonic Youth Cover) (FILTER Premiere)
- MP3: Cuff the Duke, “I Hear You Calling (Billy Fay Cover)” (FILTER Premiere)