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Third Man Records to Release Shovels and Rope Covers

Third Man Records to Release Shovels and Rope CoversThird Man Records to Release Shovels and Rope Covers

Jack White's Third Man Records is set to release a new single on their Blue Series from Charleston, South Carolina, duo Shovels and Rope, who aptly describe themselves as "sloppy tonk." 

Brittany Howard Teams with Third Man Records for New Single

Out April 2nd, the single features two covers: a rendition of Bruce Springsteen's "Johnny 99" on Side A, and a version of Tom Waits' "Bad as Me" on Side B. You can check out the duo's rendition of "Johnny 99" below, which turns Springsteen's sparse, acoustic-and-harmonica original into a jaunty number with a rollicking piano two-step and tick tack percussion, all carried by singer Carry Ann Hearst's dry, sobering wail. 

The tracks are available for pre-order now on iTunes; the vinyl seven-inch record is available through the Third Man website

This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Third Man Records to Release Shovels and Rope Covers