THE WILDHEARTS: Cover Of WARREN ZEVON's 'Carmelita' Posted Online

Long-running UK rockers THE WILDHEARTS will release "Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before Vol. 1" digitally on May 19.

The 12-track album is a collection of covers from some of THE WILDHEARTS' favourite bands and will be available exclusively to download worldwide from all major (and not-so-major) digital stores.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Unsung (HELMET)
02. The World Comes Tumblin' (THE DISTILLERS)
03. Understanding Jane (THE ICICLE WORKS)
04. Waiting Room (FUGAZI)
05. Geez Louise (THE UNBAND)
06. Ice Hockey Hair (SUPER FURRY ANIMALS)
07. Rocket 69 (THE LEE HARVEY OSWALD BAND)
08. Possum Kingdom (TOADIES)
09. Rearrange You (BABY CHAOS)
10. Pep Talk (THE DESCENDENTS)
11. Battleship Chains (GEORGIA SATELLITES)
12. Carmelita (WARREN ZEVON)

The band is streaming its cover of "Carmelita" (WARREN ZEVON) at this location.

Scott Sorry (bass, vocals): "This song is one of my favorite songs of all time. It brings back so many memories. For the most part it reminds me of being up for days, high as a kite with Ginger in the middle of a canyon in Malibu. We were a fucking absolute mess. This song captures that six-month period perfectly. Not to mention we listened to it every day. Kind of a theme song for the fucked up hermits that we were and it only made sense to cover it."

Ritch Battersby (drums): "Ralph from GRAND THEFT AUDIO first played me Warren Zevon. 'Werewolves Of London' became a daily ritual on the GTA tour bus. I hadn't heard 'Carmelita' until Scott suggested it and I'm glad he did. What a phenomenal vocal from the young lad."

Ginger (vocals, guitar): "Our version is a lot more punked up that Warren's. Check out the original for some of the darkest country you will ever hear. Absolutely authentic and incredible."

"Stop Us..." will mark the first time that each member of the band has taken on lead vocal duties on a WILDHEARTS release.

THE WILDHEARTS will preview a new track on their MySpace site every Monday, starting from April 21.

For more information, go to lithis location.

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