“These guys at Words On Music, a label operating out
of Minneapolis contacted me and said they’d love for
me to be on the Wire tribute album they were doing and
that the whole album was gonna be versions of the one
song, Outdoor Miner!
A great song for sure, but a whole album of one song?
So I figured that I should try and do something that
sounds totally different to the original.
So it’s an acoustic finger-picking folky-sounding
thing although there is also some pump organ and
electric guitar feedback in there.
We originally tried to recording it on the road on the
Sophia tour when we were in Bergen and Dublin but it
didn’t sound right so I recorded it back in Brooklyn
at Jason Marcucci’s studio Excello in the end.”