Published Nov 12, 2019Neil Young turns 74 today, and Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson are celebrating the occasion with a covers EP of the Canadian folk-rock legend's songs.
The four-track EP, dubbed Still Young, featured Rosenstock and Stevenson's takes on "Harvest Moon," "After the Gold Rush," "Ambulance Blues" and "Through My Sails." "Ambulance Blues" even features additional vocals by the Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.
"For a while, I knew I was supposed to like Neil Young but a lot of the 'standards' admittedly are not for me," Rosenstock said in a statement. "Eventually I asked Laura and her husband Mike to get me started somewhere, and months later, I would spend nights travelling alone on tour with After the Gold Rush on repeat in my headphones, simultaneously allowing me to feel grounded and as if I was floating away."
Stevenson added, "I'm so glad Jeff finally got sucked in. For me, Neil Young was playing in my house for as long as I can remember. My favourite record being Comes a Time, which I think for sure influenced my love of harmonizing. But it's kind of a hard task to get someone to love something as much as you do when it's just this thing you've always known and appreciated. I'm happy it worked!"
Stream the Still Young EP below.