black midi release new EP Cavalcovers

black midi release new EP Cavalcovers. The album is out today via Rough Trade Records and streaming services
black midi release new EP Cavalcovers

black midi have released Cavalcovers, an EP featuring covers of Taylor Swift, King Crimson, and Captain Beefheart. The album is out today via Rough Trade. The EP marks the kickoff of their North American tour and follows Cavalcade. Last year, black midi recorded five special fan-voted covers for different territories and retailers that were available on bespoke limited flexis for fans that pre-ordered Cavalcade. Now, three of those covers are available for all to hear.

Cavalcovers includes a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” which for the first-time ever features all three members on vocals – bassist Cameron Picton, guitarist Geordie Greep, and drummer Morgan Simpson. It also features saxophone by Kaidi Akinnibi, who often plays live with the band. For a deeper look at the connection between black midi and King Crimson, check out the The Talkhouse conversation between Simpson and King Crimson’s Bill Bruford. The EP also marks Simpson’s first lead vocal appearance on a black midi release on their rendition of Captain Beefheart’s “Moonlight On Vermont.” Their cover of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” has been long coveted by fans, shared via illicit Dropbox links and covert download pages. As longtime fans of Swift’s work, their resulting cover is an honest and heartfelt ode to the original sung by Picton.

Tonight, black midi start their North American tour in Madison, Wisconsin and will play throughout the country, culminating in performances at the Coachella Festival over two weekends. The band will then embark on a European tour featuring an appearance at Glastonbury Festival this summer.

black midi
Cavalcovers
EP Tracklist
Rough Trade

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Originally by King Crimson)
2. Love Story (Originally by Taylor Swift)
3. Moonlight On Vermont (Originally by Captain Beefheart)

black midi 2022 Tour Dates

Tue. March 22 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Wed. March 23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Fri. March 25 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Sat. March 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon. March 28 – Montreal, QC @ S.A.T.
Tue. March 29 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Wed. March 30 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
Sat. April 2 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
Sun. April 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue. April 5 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Wed. April 6 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Fri. April 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Mon. April 11 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre
Tue. April 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
Wed. April 13 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sat. April 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Tue. April 19 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
Sat. April 23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Thu. May 5 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
Fri. May 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sun. May 8 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Tue. May 10 – Grenoble, FR @ La Bobine
Wed. May 11 – Milan, IT @ Santeria
Thu. May 12 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
Sat. May 14 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
Sun. May 15 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
Mon. May 16 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Wed. May 18 – Lille, DR @ Aeronef
Tue. May 31 – Istanbul, TR @ Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival
Thu. June 2 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Thu. June 9 – Porto, PT @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 11 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Sun. June 12 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Fri. June 17 – Sun. June 19 – Vilnius, LT @ 8 Festival
Wed. June 22 – Sun. June 26 – Somerset, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
Wed. June 29 – Sun. July 3 – Budapest, HU @ Kolorado Festival
Thu. June 30 – Bucharest, RO @ Club Control
Fri. July 1 – Sun. July 3 – Plovdiv, BG @ Wrong Fest
Thu. July 7 – Sat. July 9 – Trencin, SK @ Pohoda
Wed. July 13 – London, UK @ Summer Series at Somerset House
Wed. July 13 – Sun. July 17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Thu. Sept. 1 – Sun. Sept. 4 – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival

order Calvocovers by black midi HERE