Last June, Paper Holland released its long-awaited sophomore album, Galápagos, a meticulously-crafted batch of summertime-suited songs that cracked the top 15 on our list of 2018’s best Milwaukee records. On July 20, more than a year after its digital and CD release, the band will finally put Galápagos out on vinyl. Even better, they’ll do so at a vinyl release show at The Cooperage, which will include opening sets by Immortal Girlfriend and Shle Berry.
Even better than all that, Paper Holland also decided to commemorate Galápagos’ belated birthday on wax by enlisting an eclectic cast of some of Milwaukee’s finest musicians to record re-mixed and re-imagined covers of songs from the record for a companion album they’re calling Galápados. Citing our very own Local Coverage benefit concert as “a large contributing factor in the album’s existence,” Paper Holland asked Luxi, Klassik, Shle Berry, Vincent Van Great, Nickel&Rose, Cairns, and more to take their source material in drastically different directions.
Last month, the band gave listeners a preview of the ambitious and innovative effort by debuting Josh Evert’s take on the standout song, “Milpool.” Today, Paper Holland is giving people another taste of Galápados with Christopher Porterfield’s downright awesome rendition of “Slouches.” The Field Report bandleader’s darkened take on the originally upbeat track is made even better with the vocal accompaniment of Caley Conway, who also provides her own cover to the album.
Galápados will be released digitally on July 20. All proceeds will be donated to Arte Para Todos. Before Paper Holland’s vinyl release show and before Galápados hits the web in full force, you can stream Christopher Porterfield’s cover of “Slouches” below.