Ahead of their co-headlining North American tour kicking off in July, Manchester Orchestra and Jimmy Eat World have tackled songs from the others’ discography. Manchester Orchestra have unveiled a rousing rendition of “Table for Glasses,” the opening track off Jimmy Eat World’s 1999 sophomore LP Clarity, while the Mesa, Arizona band takes a whack at “Telepath,” a favorite from Manchester Orchestra’s The Million Masks of God.
“It was an absolute honor to trade covers with one of our favorite bands,” said Manchester Orchestra’s lead vocalist Andy Hull. “We approached our cover with admiration for the original and had a blast exploring all of its spacious corners.”
Jimmy Eat World’s lead guitarist and vocalist Jim Adkins added, “Manchester Orchestra is great at sitting you down, spinning your chair around and stopping it to show you are now somewhere else. We knew if we were going to cover an immersive song like ‘Telepath,’ we'd have to commit to ‘stopping the chair’ at bizzaro-Jimmy Eat World universe.”
Both covers will also be available on limited edition 7-inch vinyl, exclusively as part of the VIP experience on the upcoming Amplified Echoes Tour. In the meantime, check out both covers below and find those tour dates here.