In honor of Record Store Day, Domino has commissioned two very special Arctic Monkeys covers from Caitlin Rose, one of Nashvilleâ€™s brightest young singer/songwriters. When Alex Turnerâ€™s “Piledriver Waltz” first appeared in the British film Submarine as a bittersweet acoustic love song, and then later as a fleshed out Arctic Monkeys song from their most recent album Suck It and See, it was evident that the production and arrangement could change, but the soaring timelessness of the songâ€™s lyrics and melody never would.
Caitlin Roseâ€™s cover transforms the song into a country rock ballad complete with slide guitar and powerful vocals remencesnt of the Nashville greats from yesteryear like Loretta Lynn & Emmylou Harris. Her take of Suck It and Seeâ€™s standout ballad “Love Is A Laserquest” is as heartbreaking a country song as youâ€™ll ever hear. Both songs will be pressed on a super limited edition 7 inch for Record Store Day only.
Rose is currently in the studio recording the followup to her critically acclaimed debut, Own Side Now. More details on that coming shortly.
For now, check out the video for “Piledriver Waltz” below.
4/21 – Rites Of Spring Festival at Vanderbilt University*
*with Sleigh Bells and Wiz Khalifa
Caitlin Rose Performs “Shanghai Cigarettes” For CMT’s Concrete Country
Caitlin Rose Performs “Spare Me” For CMT’s Concrete Country
Caitlin Rose Performs “Sinful Wishing Well” For CMT’s Concrete Country
Own Side Now Named Time Magazine’s #7 Album of 2011
The New York Times’ Review of Own Side Now
Own Side Now Review In SPIN Magazine
Washington Post Interview Feature
American Songwriter’s Feature On Caitlin Rose
“With a voice like a winsome version of Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis, Rose mixes traditional country techniques â€” a picked guitar here, a lazy Southern drawl there â€” with alt-country flourishes to craft a sound that rests somewhere between indie folk and that classic 1950s Nashville sound.” TIME Magazine
â€œThe first full-length from Nashville singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose is full of the lovelorn truisms that filled songs by that other Tennessee singer, Patsy Cline. Roseâ€™s songs, however, are firmly products of the 21st century; thereâ€™s enough edge to tracks like â€œShanghai Cigarettesâ€ to have even the biggest country neophyte fall for her twang.â€ ELLE
â€œOwn Side Now, the debut recording from Nashville’s Caitlin Rose, is steeped in Country, but isn’t limited by the genre.â€ KCRW
â€œA mini masterpiece of torchy ballads and brawny, twangy country popâ€ Washington Post
“Rose’s confident voice and dexterous delivery have earned her comparisons to great country singers like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. She’s also a gifted lyricist with a knack for wry observations and artful understatement.” NPR