“SONG FOR EWE”
with MARY LATTIMORE
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest has got a (40 string Lyon) harp as big as a Volvo and makes heavy psych music like you’ve never heard before. She’s played with an indie rock who’s who from Jarvis Cocker to Sharon Von Etten, Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore and Arcade Fire to name but a few. Ethan Miller from Howlin’ Rain & Feral Ohms put me onto her music, and there’s no looking back – it’s the peerless Mary Lattimore!
And she’s shared with me some random, beguiling snaps from her recent tour…
Here’s some of Mary on record…
I asked Mary what she’s up to currently and here’s a snapshot…
“News from here: I’m in Phoenix, gonna play a house show tonight with my friend, the amazing Rosali (rosali.bandcamp.com), tomorrow we’re in Joshua Tree with the Renderers, and Saturday we play in Echo Park with Meg. It’s been a fun little road trip tour playing solo sets. We’ve played in New York, Houston, Austin, and Marfa so far. Kinda a dreamy route into the sun!
After that, a little tour opening for Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby, then a little tour opening for Real Estate. Trying to stay busy! Just moved to LA into the endless summer, so that’s cool too.”
Thanks for asking me to do this! Let me know if you need anything else from me.
And here is that something else, without further ado it’s over to Mary for her “song for ewe”…
“Not sure how obscure this song is but I feel like the cover hasn’t been released on anything. I listen to this YouTube video a lot. It’s a cover of a beautiful Felt song, played by the lovely Meg Baird, my best pal.
The song itself is terrific and sad, but in this jaunty way that’s catchy and slightly caustic, a little angry.
I think Meg takes it to another place, this really honest and resolute, soulful place. A lot of her covers are like this, making you think about the song in a new way. Her voice is so silvery and she’s the best guitar player I know. More people should hear this one!”
THANKS SO MUCH TO MARY LATTIMORE. NOT LEAST FOR THIS SNAP OF A FLOWERY DONUT!