Sweet Tea featuring Erika & Jesse from Heartless Bastards and Alex from The Black Angels

by Woody on November 1, 2012

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was something ya’ll would be interested in. Here’s the lowdown:

Celebrating Light In The Attic’s 10 year anniversary in 2012, we are releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7″s and digital downloads. The series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by Light In The Attic on the A-side, plus the original version on the B-side.

Second in the series we have Alex Maas of the Black Angels and Erika Wennerstrom / Jesse Ebaugh of Heartless Bastards (under the band name Sweet Tea) covering Wendy Rene’s ‘After Laughter Comes Tears’. Preserving the original song’s creepy organ and tortured soul, Sweet Tea adds deep dub bass and raw power. Wendy Rene’s original — beloved of Wu Tang Clan, who sampled it on ‘Tearz’ — was one of a handful of timeless soul songs she recorded with The Drapels and solo for Stax before retiring prematurely to raise a family.

A side is produced by Alex Maas / Brett Orrison and recorded at Out The Woodwork Studios, Austin, TX, July 2012. B side features the original Wendy Rene version as remastered by John Baldwin for our anthology of her work, “After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965″.

A side is produced by Alex Maas / Brett Orrison and recorded at Out The Woodwork Studios, Austin, TX, July 2012. B side features the original Wendy Rene version as remastered by John Baldwin for our anthology.

+ Limited edition 7″ series on colored vinyl with custom LITA juke-box style sleeve.

Check out our live sessions with The Heartless Bastards here and here . Our Black Angels session is here.

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