The Kills Prep ‘Last Goodbye’ EP

January 11, 2012

Not only did the Kills unveil an impressive set of original material in 2011 with their fourth studio LP, Blood Pressures, but Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have also been showing off some prowess in the cover song department in recent memory. Now three renditions — their takes on Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes,” and a tune made famous by Marilyn Monroe called “One Silver Dollar” — will be released in a limited edition vinyl EP fronted by their latest single, “The Last Goodbye.” (That Blood Pressures cut remains a favorite from the set ever since we caught this stunning live rendition last spring.)

According to a listing on Music Direct (h/t David), the 4-track 10″ record will arrive on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, via Domino Records. Teased as a highlight of the duo’s “sentimental and timeless side,” this release — in addition to a forthcoming live film — would be a perfect way to bookend the band’s excellent recent effort, I’d say, not to mention their post-Dead Weather boost in popularity. No official announcement has been made yet, but as we wait for further possible details, revisit the aforementioned in-studio radio session below. Update: An official video for “The Last Goodbye” just arrived.

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