Pig To Release New Covers Compilation

Courtesy: Armalyte Industries

Pig will release a new covers collection this summer.

The band, founded and fronted by Raymond Watts, will release the album Candy on June 21 through Armalyte Industries.  The compilation will feature covers of songs from artists and acts, such as Prince (‘Kiss), INXS (‘Never Tear Us Apart) and Hall & Oates (‘I Can’t Go For That’).

Watts said crafting the compilation was the continuation of a process that started last year.

“Making an album of covers was a natural progression from the single I did with Sasha Grey last year — ‘That’s The Way I Like It’ — and the charity EP of Christmas songs I did for International Rescue Committee,” Watts said.  “My versions are like a new takedown of the old order.  I wanted to pull the originals apart to to find a different foundation of what exactly lies beneath.  The fact that these songs not only survive but thrive with this rebirth, reconstruction and reinterpretation shows their inherent greatness.”

The video for Watts’ performance of ‘That’s The Way I Like It’ with Sasha Grey is streaming online now here.

Watts continued, noting he picked the songs in part for what he believed was a deeper meaning behind the songs’ lyrical content.

“The song choice was very quick and easy,” Watts said.  “I’d either suggest something to Eden [Martin, producer and arranger] or he’d throw something into the mix, and we’d give it a go.  Instead of following the cliched ‘American songbook’ route, we chose the ‘cheesy’ pop of Kylie and the Spice Girls because there is another layer and language in those songs that reveal the nature of obsession and longing that hasn’t really been explored.  A song like ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,’ for example, could be as much the internal dialogue of an addict as it could be the tortured rambling of the freshly broken-hearted…or even the toe-tapping tune of the condemned.”

Candy will be available on CD and deluxe expanded edition vinyl.  The expanded vinyl pressing will feature four bonus tracks not available on the CD platform.  It will be available exclusively through Armalyte Industries’ official website, and will be available in pressings of:

— Fur Edition: Numbered and signed by Raymond Watts and Eden Martin (30 copies)

— Sand paper Edition: Signed by Raymond Watts (40 copies)

— Candy Strip Edition: Numbered and signed by Raymond Watts (60 copies)

— Standard Deluxe Edition: Gatefold vinyl with a diecut sleeve on double, heavyweight vinyl insert (170 copies).

Pre-orders for Candy are open now.  The track listings for the CD and vinyl pressings are noted below.

CANDY 
CD Track Listing
1. Hopelessly Devoted To You (Olivia Newton-John)
2. One Day I’ll Fly Away (Randy Crawford)
3. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
4. The Blower’s Daughter (Damien Rice)
5. Kiss (Prince)
6. Love Is In The Air (John Paul Young)
7. That’s The Way (I Like It) (KC & The Sunshine Band)
8. If You Go Away (Damita Jo)
9. Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kris Kristofferson)
10. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Hall & Oates)
11. The Power Of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
12. If He Swing By The String (Marlene Dietrich)
13. Wand’rin’ Star (Lee Marvin)
14. If I Can Dream (Elvis Presley)
CANDY 
Deluxe Vinyl Track Listing

1. Hopelessly Devoted To You (Olivia Newton-John)
2. One Day I’ll Fly Away (Randy Crawford)
3. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)
4. Two Become One (The Spice Girls)
5. Kiss (Prince)
6. Love Is In The Air (John Paul Young)
7. Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
8. The Blower’s Daughter (Damien Rice)
9. If You Go Away (Damita Jo)
10. Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
11. Help Me Make It Through the Night (Kris Kristofferson)
12. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (Hall & Oates)
13. The Power Of Love (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
14. At Seventeen (Janis Ian)
15. Wand’rin’ Star (Edit) (Lee Marvin)
16. If I Can Dream (Elvis Presley)
17. That’s The Way (I Like It) with Sasha Grey (KC & the Sunshine Band)
18. If He Swings By The String (Marlene Dietrich)

More information on Candy is available online now along with all of Pig’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://pigindustries.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pigindustries

Twitter: http://twitter.com/raymondwatts

 

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