The Lemonheads – Varshons 2

If you were lucky enough to catch Evan’s 50th bash a few years ago at the Wylam Brewery then you’ll have heard a stack of original pieces, caked in lovely Dando-ness, itching for a formal release.  Sadly these aren’t those.  These are a collection of covers.  Yet fear not because these covers are all gorgeous and, as is Evan’s want, they are all performed to sound like a mixture of the most perfect sunshine pop and back of the class, bored, cynicism.  Opener ‘Can’t forget’, a Yo La Tengo original, and ‘Old Man Blank’ (The Bevis Frond) steal the show on a genre-crossing album which prove that Evan, and the Lemonheads, are well worth any wait