The return of The Young Republic

Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 16:10 | Category : Uncategorized
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I’m going back to some old favourites today, starting with The Young Republic.

The first set of good news is that they’re coming back to the UK for a tour next month, starting at the Borderline on 14 May. The bad news (for me) is that I’m going to be out of the country with work on that very date. A great shame, since the gig also features labelmates Woodpigeon the very fine Speck Mountain. Here’s hoping for another London date before they head back to Nashville.

The other good news for YR fans is the promised covers album, which is initially going to be made available as a series of free downloads from the End of the Road Records website. They’re pretty good at covers this lot, as anyone who witnessed their joyous Dylan (and some others) covers set at End of the Road Festival last year (that’s the occasion in the pic above). Julian Saporiti even had his face painted up Rolling Thunder Revue-style. It’s no surprise then that the first covers track made available is by Bob.

Download: The Young Republic – Isis

If you’re in London, I strongly encourage you to go to the Borderline on 14 May. It’ll be a great evening, for sure.

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