Connecticut Americana-Punks Turkey Vulture are back with a complete left turn from their excellent previous release, their EP, Boxer. Today Ghost Cult teams up with the band as we share their amazing rendition of ‘In The Pines’ (aka ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’ or ‘My Girl’). Its author is officially unknown, but it lives in the American songbook and was popularized by Bill Monroe and Led Belly. The song had new life breathed into by Nirvana, as they included it in their MTV Unplugged concert and album. Turkey Vulture does its own special spin on the track with sparse instrumentation, earthy percussion, heart-rending cello, and a lot of character. Check it out!
“Over here at Turkey Vulture headquarters, we are serious Halloween enthusiasts — so what better day than Halloween to put out a spooky cover? The song was recorded at home in Garageband with acoustic guitar, cello, and percussion. We recorded two vocal tracks and panned one to either side, trying to play up the characters in the song. ‘In the Pines’ has so many different versions and we are excited to add ours to the tradition. Thank you, Ghost Cult, for sharing it with the world!
Purchase and stream the Boxer single from the band here: https://turkeyvulture.bandcamp.com/releases