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Cuff the Duke‘s frontman Wayne Petti has released his first album “Songs By Other People” under the name Grey Lands, available NOW via Paper Bag Records.  A covers album “Songs By Other People” features songs by Bob Dylan and Buffy Ste-Marie, Sloan, M Ward…. and guest artists, Hayden, Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Sarah Harmer and more.

Outta My Head (feat. Hayden)
My Back Pages (feat. Greg Keelor)
Dream Tree (feat. Tamara Lindeman) Buffy Ste-Marie
U.F.O. (feat. Nils Edenloff)
Coax Me (feat. Mike O’Neill)  sloan
Sand (feat. Sarah Harmer)
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (feat. Julie Fader & Randy Bachman)
Girl From The North Country (feat. Joel Plaskett)

Purchase, HERE.

taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Hayden. The song originally appeared on the album “Transfiguration of Vincent” (2003, MERGE) by M. Ward.

taken from “Songs By Other People,” featuring Nils Edenloff of The Rural Alberta Advantage. The song originally appeared on the album “U.F.O.” (1969 / 2010, Light In The Attic) by Jim Sullivan.

Bill Fay is one of English music’s best kept secrets. At the dawn of the 1970s, he was a one-man song factory, with a piano that spilled liquid gold and a voice every bit the equal of Ray Davies, John Lennon, early Bowie, or Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker. He made two solo albums but his contract wasn’t renewed, which left his LPs and his reputation to become cult items. But he never stopped writing, the music kept on coming. Now, in his late sixties, he has produced Life Is People, a brand new studio album that shows his profoundly humanist vision is as strong as it ever was.”

“He was motivated by American producer Joshua Henry. Spooling through Bill’s home demos, Joshua discovered an incredible trove of material. Matt Deighton (Oasis, Paul Weller, Mother Earth) assembled a cast of backup musicians to bring out the songs’ full potential. These include Deighton on guitar, Tim Weller (who’s played drums for everyone from Will Young to Noel Gallagher and Goldfrapp), and keyboardist Mikey Rowe (High Flying Birds, Stevie Nicks, etc). In addition, Bill is reunited on several tracks with Ray Russell and drummer Alan Rushton, who played on Time Of The Last Persecution.”Dead Oceans

Life is People,” Bill Fay’s first properly crafted studio album since 1971, is due out on August 21st via Dead Oceans.

Bill Fay – Be At Peace With Yourself (Official Video),
off the album “Life Is People.”

Director: Dan Huiting / Camera: Dylan Wiehahn, Tabb Firchau, Dan Huiting, and Chris Hadland. / Editor/colorist: Kevin Russell

Damien Jurado and Richard Swift – Be Not So Fearful (Bill Fay cover),
taken from a collection of covers EP “Other People’s Songs Vol. 1” by Richard Swift & Damien Jurado, the song was originally appeared on the 1970′s self-titled album on Deram Nova / Decca Nova (reissued from Esoteric Recordings).

Cuff the Duke – I Hear You Calling (Bill Fay cover) (via),
taken from a collection of covers EP entitled “In Our Time” (Paper Bag Records, 2012) by Cuff The Duke, the song was originally appeared on the 1971′s second album “Time Of The Last Persecution” from Deram (reissued from Esoteric Recordings).

both; text-align: left;”>Luke Lalonde of Toronto band, Born Ruffians‘ second album “Say It” is due out on June 1st via Paper Bag Records / May 31th on Warp Records, following up to their 2008 debut, “Red Yellow and Blue.”  For the new album Born Ruffians teamed up again with producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Owen Pallett).

Born Ruffians – Sole Brother (via
Born Ruffians – Hedonistic Me (via Spinner) from the Album “Red, Yellow & Blue”
Born Ruffians – Knife (via stereogum) Grizzly Bear Cover