At long last, Bob Dylan arrives in town tonight, kicking off three days at Terminal 5. The shows are sold out as all hell, of course, though Craigslist doesn’t seem too predatory at the moment (think $75-150, or considerably more if you want to go the Stubhub route). And what better way to celebrate the arrival of one oddball auteur genius than with another oddball auteur genius’s cover of one of his old songs? Behold, the Atlas Sound’s new Bedroom Databank Vol. 1, a free LP’s worth of music released to the internet today by Bradford Cox. On it, he becomes the latest to cover Dylan and the Band’s old warhorse “This Wheel’s On Fire,” an illustrious list that also includes (but is by no means limited to) Rod Stewart and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Cox’s version is actually startlingly good, in our opinion, as is his rendition of Kurt Vile’s “Freak Train,” also here, along with nine original tracks. Get it at Cox’s website, or, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets (and catch him on the right day), from Dylan himself a little bit later this evening.
ATLAS SOUND: BEDROOM DATABANK VOL. 1 [deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com]