The ‘Day of the Dead’ Week continues!

The ‘Day of the Dead’ Week continues!

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grateful-dead-bearsKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Kurt Vile & The Violators take on "Box of Rain"

If you had told me, “4AD Records is releasing a 5 CD BOXED SET of Grateful Dead covers”, I would’ve smirked and checked to make sure it wasn’t April Fools Day. But it’s true and the artists who contribute (The National, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent, Lucius, (Saint) Stephen Malkmus and many more) are among the leading figures in Indie Rock and many are staples of 88Nine’s playlist. This week, we’ll celebrate that massive undertaking with 5 O’Clock Shadows every day featuring songs from that boxed set. Today, it’s Kurt Vile & The Violators covering “Box of Rain”.

The original “Box of Rain” by the Grateful Dead.

 

And there’s no online version of the Kurt Vile song, yet.

 

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