Bloodshot Records are carrying on their annual Record Store Day tradition with a split release from two of their brightest stars, Lydia Loveless and Cory Branan, respectively paying tribute to The Purple One himself. On purple vinyl, of course.
Side A sees Lydia Loveless and her band taking I Would Die 4 U, The Revolution’s 1984 Purple Rain standout, to a whole new stratosphere with vocals of more desperation than devotion while the band uses the opportunity to desecrate the synthesized, layered original with twin lead guitars eventually contorting to chaos.
Side B is Cory Branan coming out with the title track from Prince’s (shit) directorial debut Under the Cherry Moon. The track channels the bedroom R&B of the source material into a dingy Manhattan jazz lounge interpretation, sung with the fervor of Tom Waits doing The Phantom of the Opera.
Stream the A side below and look out for the release on 18th April.Follow @madmackerel