Live Footage: Twin Limb’s Gorgeous Cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bo Koster

Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past couple of years, I guarantee you that you’ve likely come across handful of posts featuring Louisville, KY-based trio Twin Limb.Comprised of Lacey Guthrie (accordion, keys, vocals), Maryliz Bender (drums, guitar, vocals), and Kevin ‘Twinderella’ Ratterman (guitar), the Kentucky-based dream pop trio initially caught the attention of the blogosphere, including this site with the release of  several singles including the slow burning and dreamily atmospheric dirge “Long Shadow,” “Don’t Even Think,” a brooding single which subtly expanding upon their sound while sounding as though it drew from Caveman‘s “Great Life,” “The Weather,” a single that possesses a dreamy and gauzy quality, which helps evoke the aching longing and anticipation at the heart of the song, and a swaggering and sensual, shoegazer-leaning cover of  Can‘s “You Doo Right” that the Louisville, KY-based trio released to celebrate the release of their much-ancitipated full-length effort, Haplo. 

Currently, the Louisville-based trio are touring with My Morning Jacket‘s Jim James, as he supports his recently released solo effort Eternally Even as both James’ opener and as his backing band. And while on tour with James, at Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater, the members of Twin Limb, along with James and James’ My Morning Jacket’s Bo Koster performed a gorgeous cover of Mazzy Star‘s beloved and haunting “Fade Into You” that varies slightly from the original as Twin Limb’s Lacey Guthrie is backed by Jim James vocals during the first verse or two and the first chorus, before switching to James leading and Guthrie backing.  The live footage was shot by Dave Boone and Chad Heavenly and later edited by Boone.

As Twin Limb’s Maryliz Bender says in press notes on the cover and on the video, “I’ll never forget the first time I saw Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’ music video. I was 10 years old, sneaking peeks of MTV at my grandparent’s house. It was the first song that hit me right in the heart. I don’t know if its a nostalgia thing, or some other kind of magic, but it is the song that will always melt my heart on command. I had to hold back those emotions while playing it with Jim and Bo on the Louisville Iroquois Amphitheater stage. What a beautiful moment.”

As I mentioned earlier, Twin Limb and Jim James are currently on tour throughout the rest of November and December, and it includes a stop at Terminal 5 on Sunday. Check out the rest of the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Neptune
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/09: Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
12/18: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City