As 2015 comes to a close, Vol. 2 of Polyvinyl’s 4-Track Singles Series is nearly complete. One of the most interesting aspects of this series lies in the unknown. You never know what you’re going to end up with.
Polyvinyl mail their favorite artists a Tascam 4-track machine, tell them to record whatever they want, then they send it off to the next artist. When David Bazan got the 4-track, he decided to do something particularly awesome with it – record a cover of The Killers’ “Read My Mind.”
In addition to David Bazan, Vol. 2 features Telekinesis, Crooked Fingers, Deerhoof, Ducktails, of Montreal, Skylar Spence, Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), The Dodos, Jacco Gardner, Kishi Bashi, and Blikk Fang (MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden & of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes). Each 7-inch comes on limited edition colored vinyl with art from the one-and-only Jesse LeDoux.