Stereogum premiers Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders’ cover of Dire Straights’ classic “So Far Away”

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“Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders released their fourth album Playmates back in February, and it included not one, but two Sharon Van Etten collaborations. Now the Australian band, which includes Kirin J Callinan, has recorded a cover of Dire Straits’ classic “So Far Away.” The stripped-down bluesy-folk cover is a departure from the Dreamlanders’ usual booming, ’80s-inspired pop sound. Ladder’s trademark baritone remains, though, and his crooning, Johnny Cash-like drawl seems to stretch the depth of the lyrics even more than before. The track really highlights Ladder’s musical versatility, and you can hear it below.”
– Stereogum

Tour Dates:
12/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
12/02 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
12/03 Washington, DC @ DC9
12/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
12/07 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
12/08 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
12/11 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/12 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

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