Americana Highways is pleased to host this premiere of Kasey Anderson’s version of Tim Rogers’ (You Am I) song “Older Guys.” This song is from Kasey Anderson’s forthcoming album Let the Bloody Moon Rise, due April 30 via Nervous Kid Records. Let the Bloody Moon Rise was produced and mixed by Kurt Bloch; engineered by Eric Corson; recorded at Avast! in Seattle; and mastered by Ed Brooks.
This album is material that had been recorded and shelved for several years but as fate stepped in, it will now be released in the light of spring. It’ll be released with its twin live album Wednesday Night, ‘Round Nine.
“Older Guys” is Kasey Anderson on vocals and guitar; Tim Rogers on vocals; Andrew McKeag on guitar and vocals; Eric Corson on bass and Mike Musburger on drums. Kasey Anderson creates music on the roots rock edge of Americana, and Let the Bloody Moon Rise is a delight. The whole album is suspenseful, restrained, electric, solemn, jubilant and right on dead center target for quality music fans.
I had become friendly with Tim Rogers and You Am I through Andrew McKeag and Mike Musburger, and had arranged a cover of “Heavy Heart” which was their Big Hit in Australia and is probably their most well-known song elsewhere. I sent “Heavy Heart” to Tim and he was so kind about it, said it helped him rediscover what he loved about the song. I think he used it as walk-on music at some solo gigs. When we went into the studio to cut Let the Bloody Moon Rise, I wanted to cover another You Am I song, a deeper cut. McKeag had “Older Guys” on some You Am I live EP or something; I’d never heard it before. Anyway, McKeag brought “Older Guys” to the band and said he thought it was a good fit. It’s such a great song, just a perfect chorus, and really was right in our wheelhouse. After we cut the track I thought it might be cool to have Tim take a verse, so we sent it to him and he knocked it out quick. Being able to sing one of Tim’s songs with Tim was so incredibly cool, You Am I is maybe my favorite band, and it serves as a sort of summary for what that time was like for me, being in that band with McKeag and Musburger and Eric Corson and Ty Bailie. I was already in a band with my heroes and they were so generous in bringing their friends, who were also my heroes, into whatever it was we were working on at the time. — Kasey Anderson
Sample the album with this song just beneath, and then order it, here: Official Store and here: Bandcamp. For more Kasey Anderson, read our earlier interview here: Interview: Kasey Anderson on His New Album, Prison Reform, and Standing For What’s Right