Alt-rockers the Lemonheads will release their album of covers, “Varshons,” on June 23 – and you might be surprised by two of the famous names making guest appearances.
Supermodel Kate Moss can be heard singing on the track “Dirty Robot,” originally performed by Arling & Cameron. Meanwhile, “The Incredible Hulk” actress Liv Tyler provides backup vocals on the Leonard Cohen song “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye.”
Other artists covered on the album include Gram Parson (“I Just Can’t Take It Anymore”), Townes Van Zandt (“Waiting Around to Die”) and Christina Aguilera (“Beautiful”).
“Varshons” was produced by the Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes, whom Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando credited with inspiring the covers collection.
“Making a good mix is an art, and Gibby has it down,” Dando said in a statement. “I thought it would be fun to share these songs with other people like he shared them with me. So I picked the ‘greatest hits’ from his mixes and covered them, along with a few other songs I always wanted to play.”
The Lemonheads formed in Boston in 1986, with Dando remaining the only constant member over the years. The group’s most recent album was a self-titled release in 2006 that featured contributions from members of The Band and Dinosaur Jr.