On September 7th, alt-rocker Mark Lanegan will release his first album with Vagrant Records, Imitations. The covers LP features a diverse range of genres—he tackles classics by everyone from Frank (and Nancy) Sinatra) to Hall & Oates and Chelsea Wolfe.

Lanegan says of the work: "When I was a kid in the late sixties and early seventies, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not. At home my folks were also listening to country music, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Vern Gosdin were some of our favorites. For a long time I’ve wanted to make a record that gave me the same feeling those old records did, using some of the same tunes I loved as a kid and some that I’ve loved as I have gotten older. This record is it. Imitations." Hear his take on John Cale's 'I'm Not the Loving Kind', and see the album tracklist, below.

  • Imitations Tracklist:
  • 01. Flatlands (Chelsea Wolfe)
  • 02. She’s Gone (Hall & Oates)
  • 03. Deepest Shade
  • 04. You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)
  • 05. Pretty Colors (Frank Sinatra)
  • 06. Brompton Oratory (Nick Cave)
  • 07. Solitaire
  • 08. Mack The Knife (Bobby Darin)
  • 09. I’m Not The Loving Kind (John Cale)
  • 10. Lonely Street (Patsy Cline)
  • 11. Elégie Funèbre (Gérard Manset)
  • 12. Autumn Leaves