“There will be extensive touring commitments with my dear friend Polly (PJ) after the release of her new album in February 2011,” revealed former Birthday Party, ex-Bad Seeds, and longtime (obvs) Nick Cave co-conspirator Mick Harvey via his MySpace blog a few weeks back. “We recorded her album back in May in Dorset and it’s a remarkable piece of work – quite unlike anything else out there. Would one expect anything else?”
No, not this one: I’ve been intrigued, as always, to hear PJ Harvey’s next move — especially in light of her unveiling the autoharp-backed new tune “Let England Shake” this spring — and can’t wait for the John Parish-assisted effort.
Meanwhile, Vancouver garage-rock duo Japandroids covered Harvey’s Uh Huh Her cut “Shame” on the flip side of their latest 7-inch single series installment, “Heavenward Grand Prix.” Hear their Harvey cover and get reacquainted with Polly Jean’s live preview of the aforementioned new song below:
Japandroids – “Shame” (PJ Harvey Cover)
PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
(Thanks for the tip, Sarah!)