Drop Nineteens Share Cover of ‘Lana Del Rey’s ‘White Dress’, Announce ‘Delaware’ Reissue

    Drop Nineteens have announced a reissue of their debut album Delaware. It’s due for release on June 21 via Wharf Cat, and today, the band has shared two new songs: ‘Nest’ and a cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘White Dress’. Take a listen below.

    “I was admittedly late to Lana,” bandleader Greg Ackell commented in a statement. “But this track got me and it just won’t let go, so I decided to bring it to the band. The band looked at me a little sideways when I suggested covering Lana Del Rey’s ‘White Dress,’ but the moment we started running through what I had in mind together, they locked in on it.”

    Of ‘Nest’, he added: “‘Nest’ was originally intended to either open or close our album Hard Light. When we realized we had a better opener and closer, we were unable to find the right place for it on the album. It’s an apt closer as B-side to ‘White Dress’, because it’s the the last song Drop Nineteens will be releasing for a while, or perhaps ever, because you know, you never know… The ruminative lyrics make it well suited for this position.”

    The band has also altered the album’s cover art for the reisssue, replacing the gun in the girl’s hand with flowers. “We decided to change the cover image, not so much to self-cancel, but because we simply will not put the image of a young person with a gun in their hand out in the world in today’s climate,” Ackell said. “To be fair, the concept was probably overstated even in 1992. We love the new cover design, and we are proud to be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this Delaware reissue to the charity Artist For Action To Prevent Gun Violence.”

    Last year, Drop Nineteens released their comeback album, Hard Light.

    Delaware Cover Artwork:

    Delaware Tracklist:

    1. Delaware
    2. Ease It Halen
    3. Winona
    4. Kick the Tragedy
    5. Baby Wonder’s Gone
    6. Happen
    7. Reberrymemberer
    8. Angel
    9. My Aquarium
    10. (Plus Fish Dream)

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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