The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City in 1964. The original line-up consisted of singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise.
The Velvet Underground & Nico was released in March 1967 through Verve Records. It was recorded in 1966 while the band was featured on Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable tour.
I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground and Nico will be released Sept. 24. As the title would indicate, it’s a track-by-track remake of the group’s 1967 debut album.
The September release will include tracks recorded by:
- Sunday Morning – Michael Stipe
- I’m Waiting For The Man – Matt Berninger
- Femme Fatale – Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen
- Venus In Furs – Andrew Bird & Lucius
- Run Run Run – Kurt Vile & The Violators
- All Tomorrow’s Parties – St. Vincent & Thomas Bartlett
- Heroin – Thurston Moore & Bobby Gillespie
- There She Goes Again – King Princess
- I’ll Be Your Mirror – Courtney Barnett
- The Black Angel’s Death Song – Fontaines D.C.
- European Son – Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney
This tribute album was conceived and executive produced by Hal Willner, who died in April 2020.
“Run Run Run” by Kurt Vile & the Violators, was released today.