DEAN WAREHAM & CHEVAL SOMBRE
If I Could Only Fly
Double Feature Records
In the wake of a new Bio-pic about his life, I read a fascinating article about Blaze Foley only a couple of weeks ago and made a mental note to check out his work.
Then the fates have got involved and I’ve just received this wonderful take on one of his songs by Bean Wareham from Galaxie 500 and Cheval Sombre (neither of whom I’d ever heard of) and the result is quite staggering!
“The album will be released October 26 and they’ve just shared their take on Blaze Foley’s “If I Could Only Fly” by way of a Dan Huiting directed video. Of the single Wareham notes, “Cheval suggested this haunting Blaze Foley song that was something of a hit for Merle Haggard. It might be Foley’s best song but is not included in the new biopic. Our version is closer to post-punk Manchester than to Texas country.”
“Dean Wareham Vs. Cheval Sombre is comprised of 10 tracks that were first released or made popular in the 60’s and 70’s. Blaze Foley released “If I could Only Fly” in 1979. He is the subject of a just-released film directed by Ethan Hawke entitled Blaze.”
album Released October 26th 2018