For the second episode of our A.V. Undercover: The Day Of The Dead edition, we wrangled popular South Carolina outfit Shovels & Rope for a trip to the studio. The duo offered up a heartbreaking version of Lou Reed’s classic song “Perfect Day.” It’s a fitting cover, considering how many lives the song has had: It came out in 1972 but got a boost as part of the Trainspotting soundtrack, and then again when it was reworked for a star-studded charity single in 1997. Shovels & Rope’s latest album is Little Seeds, released earlier this month. Enjoy, and look for more Day Of The Dead Undercover videos—presented by El Jimador Tequila—in the coming days and weeks.
Interview With AJJ
Interview With Shovels and Rope
AJJ Covers David Bowie's "Quicksand"
Shovels & Rope Covers Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"
Robbie Fulks Interview
Robbie Fulks Covers Freddy Powers' "Little Hotel Room"
Adam Torres covers The Drifters' "This Magic Moment"
Local Natives cover David Bowie's "Teenage Wildlife"
Adam Torres covers The Drifters
Robbie Fulks covers Freddy Powers
Shovels & Rope covers Lou Reed
AJJ covers David Bowie