To preview her upcoming covers album …but i’d rather be with you – out Aug. 28 – Molly Tuttle has shared a new music video for her version of the Grateful Dead favorite “Standing On The Moon,” featuring backing vocals by Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.
“I didn’t grow up listening to a lot of Grateful Dead music,” Tuttle explained via press release, “but being raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Dead was part of the mythology of my family and the area I grew up in (kind of how I imagine people who grew up in Tennessee where I live now might feel about Dolly Parton). Our specific family lore was that Jerry Garcia had gone to my high school (Palo Alto High) and my mom’s older sister, my Aunt Titia, knew them and used to take guitar lessons from Bob Weir in Menlo Park. That’s a roundabout way of explaining that this song means so much to me because it brings me back to my roots.”
Adds Goldsmith, “One of the greatest feats as a musician, in my opinion, is taking a Grateful Dead song and creating a version of it that goes beyond the stigmatized identity of a ‘Dead Cover’… Molly reached for that brass ring and then somehow even went beyond it. Her version has given the song new parameters, makes me feel new things, and surpasses any sort of referential quality and becomes Molly’s own song. I’m just happy I got to be one small part of bringing it to life.”
Click here to pre-order …but i’d rather be with you, featuring tracks by The Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens, FKA Twigs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.
Watch the video below: