Admittedly, I have no idea who or what Headless Heroes is. A new band with a cryptically sparse website? Perhaps. Names Records has just released a new song from the mystery band featuring a great contribution from one of my favorite contemporary female singer-songwriters, Alela Diane. It’s a cover of the Linda Perhacs classic “(Hey Now) Who Really Cares?”, I know that for darn sure. Aside from that, well, we’ll just have to wait and see. For now, enjoy the tune. And don’t miss Alela performing with Will Oldham at the Big Sur Benefit in two weeks!
UPDATE from HEADLESS HEROES (mystery solved…)
“Alela actually lent her vocal talents to a studio project under the name of Headless Heroes which consists of several musicians (Josh Klinghoffer, Joey Waronker, Woodrow Jackson III, Gus Seyffert, and Leo Abrahams) that recorded an album of covers together. The album was produced by Hugo Nicolson.The Album titled ‘The Silence of Love’ will be released in November ’08 on Names Records (UK) and Fargo Records (for the rest of Europe). In the states the album will be released in May ’09 via the Headless Heroes record label.”
[ stream ] Headless Heroes feat. Alela Diane – “(Hey Now) Who Really Cares?”