It takes a special type of artist to capture the attention of the Lightning 100 team with an album of covers, and spoiler, Molly Tuttle is one of those very select artists. This week we’re highlighting “Olympia, WA” (originally by Rancid), the second single of upcoming cover album “…but id rather be with you”.
Already renowned for her guitar playing, Molly reached deeper into her bag of tricks, teaching herself ProTools in order to engineer her own tracks from her home recording studio. Tying those tracks together remotely? LA based producer Tony Berg, famously associated with artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Andrew Bird. So it’s no shocker that Tuttle was able to rope in top session players and even guest vocals from Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes and Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show.
Okay, let’s get to the songs themselves. While the tracks span a wide variety of genres, the sequencing is such that you feel like you’re getting a glimpse into the inspiration behind Tuttle’s own work.
- Fake Empire (The National)
- She’s A Rainbow (The Rolling Stones)
- A Little Lost (Arthur Russell)
- Something On Your Mind (Karen Dalton)
- Mirrored Heart (FKA Twigs)
- Olympia, WA (Rancid)
- Standing On The Moon (Grateful Dead)
- Zero (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
- Sunflower, Vol. 6 (Harry Styles)
- How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens)
Tuttle recently shared a video for “Olympia, WA” that you can view here:
For more on “…but i’d rather be with you,” due out August 28, check out Molly’s own album letter here.
Tune in all week long to hear “Olympia, WA” as we feature Molly Tuttle as our Local Artist of the Week. Catch it live on-air at 100.1FM on your dial or streaming live at lightning100.com.