Birds of Tokyo’s version of Hunters & Collectors ‘Talking To A Stranger’ is the first official single from ‘Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors’.
‘Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors’ will feature 15 tributes to Hunters & Collectors marking the 30th anniversary of the first release by the band.
“When making your own records you can’t help but have some awareness of ‘who’ you are, so one way or another you’re working with that space in mind. However, this was a totally different exercise,” Birds of Tokyo said in a statement. “We had a starting point that was a long way outside anything we’d normally attempt and that pushed us to reach for things that we wouldn’t normally attempt. Of course, we ended up dragging the song into our own new world in terms of textures and tones but the jagged rawness of the original is still lurking underneath in a way that’s hopefully true to the song’s spirit. Thanks to Mark Seymour for helping us with translations and we hope he and the band can forgive us for taking their song off to this other place! This was a first for us and was really refreshing.”
‘Crucible – The Songs of Hunters & Collectors’ will feature Hunters songs by Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn, Matt Corby & Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, Cloud Control, Something For Kate, The Living End and Alpine.
The album will be released through Liberation Music on September 27. ‘Birds of Tokyo ‘Talking To A Stranger’ is on sale today.
1. Birds of Tokyo – Talking to a Stranger
2. Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn – Throw Your Arms Around Me
3. Matt Corby & Missy Higgins – This Morning
4. Oh Mercy – The Slab (Betty’s Worry)
5. Alpine – Hear No Evil
6. The Living End – Say Goodbye
7. Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah) – True Tears of Joy
8. The Rubens – Holy Grail
9. Husky – Blind Eye
10. Something For Kate – When the River Runs Dry
11. The Panics – Alligator Engine
12. Abbe May – Dog
13. British India – Do You See What I See?
14. Cloud Control – Still Hanging ‘Round
15. The Avalanches – Stalking to a Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)
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