RIVER WHYLESS SHARE NEW COVER: BOB DYLAN’S “IT AIN’T ME BABE”

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Whyless have shared an evocative cover of Bob Dylan’s classic “It Ain’t Me Babe.” The
band’s interlocking harmonies serve Dylan’s devastating lyrics well,
blending the tenderness and grit this beloved song contains. The band kick
off an East Coast tour tonight, including a key play in Brooklyn on
September 22 at Rough Trade with The Dead Tongues. The full list of dates
is below. 

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Whyless’ interpretation came to be in bits and pieces of in-between time on
tour. The band elaborate, “A
verse would materialize in the green room before a show, the chorus murmured
idly as we loaded the van. Our finished rendition seemed to happen organically,
almost unintentionally, which is how we wish all songs could enter our
repertoire — as a deceptively effortless aspect of our ongoing
self-discovery.”
 Today’s release is a precious peek into
River Whyless’ quieter moments, an artifact of candid times behind the scenes
of their evolving music career. “In
all stages, and even before we started singing it, the song maintained its
relation to us; beautiful, brilliant, sad. It has always served as a kind of
consolation in our struggle to be the lovers, children and companions we
aspire, but sometimes fail to be.”

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“IT AIN’T ME BABE” 

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Whyless are an accomplished folk-rock outfit from Asheville, North Carolina.
Their dynamic songwriting, heartfelt lyricism, tingling harmonies,
and genre-bending sonic style have earned an international audience over
the course of three full-length albums, most recently the politically charged
and critically acclaimed Kindness,
A Rebel.
 The foursome have performed to adoring crowds in
historic theaters, selective NPR showcases, rock clubs and tastemaker
festivals like Newport Folk alike — always with the same on-stage
ingenuity that reaches and transforms first time listeners into lifelong fans.

TOUR

Sept. 18 | Burlington, VT at ArtsRiot
Sept. 19 | Concord, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Stage
Sept. 20 | Providence, RI at Columbus Theatre
Sept. 21 | Norfolk, CT at Infinity Hall
Sept. 22 | Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade
Sept. 23 | Sellersville, PA at Sellersville Theater 1894
Sept. 25 | Charlottesville, VA at The Southern Cafe and Music Hall
Sept. 26 | Durham, NC at Motorco Music Hall
Sept. 27 | Mills River, NC at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sept. 28 | Greenville, SC at The Radio Room
Sept. 29 | West Columbia, SC at The New Brookland Tavern

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