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Thursday, 31st January, 2019 8:38am

A decade on from their last release, The Lemonheads are striking a chord with a new album and a hotly anticipated Cork gig next month.

The Boston band are returning with a new covers album ‘Varshons 2’, which will be released on 8 February.

Ten years after their last release, 2009’s ‘Varshons’, the new record sees the band cover songs by greats such as The Eagles, Yo La Tengo, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Lucinda Wiliiams.

Produced by director Matthew Cullen and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Beastie Boys, Nirvana, The Ramones), the band’s latest set of covers showcases their innate ability to capture the emotion conveyed by a diverse range of artists.

The Lemonheads were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986 by Evan Dando, Ben Deily, and Jesse Peretz. Having initially achieved local success for their college rock style in the late 1980s, they achieved critical acclaim with their major label album ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ in 1992.

The band later became arguably best known for their cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Mrs Robinson’, going on hiatus in 1997 before returning with reformed lineup, with Dando the only constant original member.

To celebrate the band’s return, they will also be performing a string of dates around Ireland and the UK beginning next month. The tour kicks off on Wednesday 6 February in The Academy in Dublin, which will be followed by a Cork date in Cyprus Avenue on Thursday 7 February.

Tickets for The Lemonheads’ Cork show are €20 and are available from Eventbrite.ie. Their new album ‘Varshons 2’ will be available to stream, download and purchase from 8 February.

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