Squid Cover Bill Callahan’s “America!”

UK band Squid have shared their new cover of Bill Callahan's "America!" The track is now available via Warp records and to stream
UK band Squid have shared their new cover of Bill Callahan's "America!"

UK band Squid, released their debut album Bright Green Field, earlier this year via Warp Records. Next week, the band hit the road for their first-ever US tour. In honour of the tour kicking off, Squid share an unexpected cover of Bill Callahan’s “America!”

At first staying close to the original with subtle guitar and percussion, the track later expands with lurching drums, noisey feedback, and Ollie Judge’s vocal style. The band elaborates: “Earlier in the year we went to Otterhead Studios in the midlands to do some recording as we emerged from lockdown 2.0. We decided to cover some of our favourite tunes and one of them was ‘America!’ by Bill Callahan. We didn’t think that this cover would see the light of day, but we wanted to release something special just in time for us heading over to tour the USA.” Having long been praised for their kinetic performances, Squid — Louis Borlase (guitars, vocals), Ollie Judge (drums, lead vocals), Arthur Leadbetter (keyboards, strings, percussion), Laurie Nankivell (bass, brass) and Anton Pearson (guitars, vocals) — are not to be missed live.

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North American Live Dates

Tue. Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 10 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT
Thu. Nov. 11 – Brooklyn NY, @ Baby’s All Right – SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern – SOLD OUT
Sat. Nov. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – SOLD OUT
Sun. Nov. 14 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle – SOLD OUT
Tue. Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge – SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge – SOLD OUT
Fri. Nov. 19 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room – SOLD OUT
Sat. Nov. 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop – SOLD OUT
Mon. Nov. 22 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir – SOLD OUT
Tue. Nov. 23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile – SOLD OUT
Sat. Nov. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Substance
Wed. Jan. 26 – Belfast, UK @ Empire Music Hall
Thu. Jan 27 – Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh
Fri. Jan. 28 – Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
Sun. Jan. 30 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
Mon. Jan. 31 – Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
Sat. March 26 – Bristol, UK @ Ritual Union Bristol
Sun. June 5 – Sun. June 12 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Fri. Aug. 5 – Sun. Aug. 7 – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
Wed. Aug. 17 – Sat. Aug. 20 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival

Order Bright Green Field by Squid HERE