An album-length tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico is coming out this fall, with contributions from Iggy Pop, Michael Stipe, St. Vincent, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Courtney Barnett, the National’s Matt Berninger, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Thurston Moore and Bobby Gillespie, Fontaines D.C., and more. Titled I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, the record is out September 24 via Verve. Hear Vile’s cover of ‘Run Run Run’ below and scroll down for the album tracklist.
Speaking of his cover, Vile told Rolling Stone: “Lou Reed/the Velvet Underground were probably my earliest classic rock influence. I loved it. The first time I heard them, I’m sure I was probably stoned. When you hear music like that, so organic and raw, but you know, so confident, all those things combined, [it’s] so cool. So unapologetic. It just has an effect on you that you can’t even necessarily detect at the moment.”
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico Tracklist:
1. Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe
2. I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger
3. Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten (w/ Angel Olsen on backing vocals)
4. Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius
5. Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & the Violators
6. All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett
7. Heroin– Thurston Moore feat. Bobby Gillespie
8. There She Goes Again – King Princess
9. I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett
10. The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C.
11. European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney