Just Announced: The Lemonheads will bring new Varshons covers LP to The Foundry

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The Lemonheads | photo by Michel van Collenburg | courtesy of the artist

In addition to being an expert songwriter in his own right, Evan Dando of The Lemonheads is also a skilled interpreter of songs, as we saw on its 2009 covers album Varshons. Ten years later, Dando revives the project for Varshons 2, out this Friday on Fire Records, and a tour that brings him — as well as tourmate and legend-in-his-own-right Tommy Stinson — to The Foundry of The Fillmore Philly and The Chameleon Club in Lancaster this June.

The new Varshons 2 features Dando’s interpretations of music by Yo La Tengo (“Can’t Forget”), Lucinda Williams (“Abandoned”), his spirit animal Paul Westerberg (“Things”), Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (“Straight to You”), an Eagles cover for good measure (“Take It Easy”) and a lot more. Listen to some of the music from the album below, and check out the full track list and tour dates while you’re at it.

The Lemonheads and Tommy Stinson come to the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on June 11th and the Foundry of The Fillmore Philly on June 14th. Tickets and information on both shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.



Varshons 2 track list
Can’t Forget (Yo La Tengo)
Settled Down Like Rain (Jayhawks)
Old Man Blank (The Bevis Frond)
Things (Paul Westerberg)
Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness (John Prine)
Abandoned (Lucinda Williams)
Now And Then (Natural Child)
Magnet (NRBQ)
Round Here (Florida Georgia Line)
TAQN (The Eyes)
Unfamiliar (The GiveGoods)
Straight To You (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Take It Easy (The Eagles)

via Fire Records

Tour Dates
FEBRUARY:
6: DUBLIN, IRELAND – ACADEMY
7: CORK, IRELAND – CYPRUS AVENUE
8: BELFAST, UK – ELMWOOD HALL
9: GLASGOW, UK – SWG3
11: NEWCASTLE, UK – WYLAM
12: MANCHESTER, UK – RITZ
13: LEEDS, UK – STYLUS
14: CAMBRIDGE, UK – JUNCTION
15: BIRMINGHAM, UK – ACADEMY
17: SOUTHAMPTON, UK – ENGINE ROOMS
18: BRISTOL, UK – SWX
19: LONDON, UK – FORUM
21: UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – VREDENBURG PANDORA
22: LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG – ROTONDES
23: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – MASCOTTE
24: BOLOGNA, ITALY – LOCOMOTIV
26: MILAN, ITALY – BIKO
27: ZAGREB, CROATIA – CULTURE FACTORY
28: VIENNA, AUSTRIA – CHELSEA

MARCH:
1: MUNICH, GERMANY – AMPERE
3: BERLIN, GERMANY – SO36
4: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – PUMPEHUSET
5: OSLO, NORWAY – BLAA
6: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – NALEN
8: HAMBURG, GERMANY – MOLOTOW
9: LIÈGE, BELGIUM – REFLEKTOR
10: PARIS, FRANCE – GIBUS CLUB

MAY (w/ Tommy Stinson)
2: FAIRFIELD, CT THE FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY
3: PORTLAND, ME AURA
4: BROOKLYN, NY BROOKLYN BOWL
6: CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP
7: DETROIT, MI ST. ANDREWS HALL
8: TORONTO, ON LEE’S PALACE
10: CHICAGO, IL THALIA HALL
11: MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE
12: OMAHA, NE THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE
14: DENVER, CO BLUEBIRD THEATRE
17: SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN
18: VANCOUVER, B.C. RICKSHAW THEATRE
19: PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE
21: SAN FRANCISCO, CA SLIM’S
22: PETALUMA, CA MYSTIC THEATRE
24: LOS ANGELES, CA TERAGRAM BALLROOM
25: SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH
26: TEMPE, AZ MARQUEE THEATRE
29: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK TOWER THEATRE
30: DALLAS, TX GRANADA THEATRE
31: AUSTIN, TX BARRACUDA

JUNE:

1: HOUSTON ,TX WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL
3: NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES
4: ATLANTA, GA TERMINAL WEST
6: NASHVILLE, TN EXIT/IN
7: CHARLOTTE, NC THE UNDERGROUND
8: CHARLESTON, SC MUSIC FARM
9: CARRBORO, NC CAT’S CRADLE
11: LANCASTER, PA CHAMELEON CLUB
12: PITTSBURGH, PA MR. SMALLS THEATRE
13: WASHINGTON, D.C. 9:30 CLUB
14: PHILADELPHIA, PA THE FOUNDRY AT THE FILLMORE
15: BOSTON, MA PARADISE ROCK CLUB

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