Seattle based record label Light in the Attic has announced a new vinyl single series featuring contemporary artists covering their favorite songs. The vinyl singles will bed housed in custom jackets featuring designs by the artist Robbie Simon. Each 7” will be pressed on colored vinyl and feature the original version of the covered song as the b-side.
The series will launch with a cover of the Haruomi Hosono track “Honey Moon” by musician Mac DeMarco. From the Light in the Attic release concerning this new series:
“Haruomi “Harry” Hosono is a towering figure in the history of modern Japanese music. From the groundbreaking folk-rock of Happy End and the pioneering techno-pop of Yellow Magic Orchestra to the countless influential solo works that have touched on exotica, funk, country, electronic, ambient, and everything in between. Fresh from his celebrated solo London debut at the Barbican Center for Light In The Attic’s ‘Sweet 16’ celebration, Hosono will see his key works reissued by Light In The Attic starting this August – the first time these highly influential and sought-after albums will be available outside Japan.”
Other planned releases in the single series include covers by Julie Byrne and Jarvis Cocker. All singles are also available on digital formats.
Pre-order the Mac DeMarco cover of Haruomi Hosono’s “Honey Moon” on vinyl (available January 11) at Light in the Attic records.