A new Milk! Records compilation Milk On Milk – with the Melbourne label’s artists covering each other’s songs – will be released on Friday 15th November.
Evelyn Ida Morris covers Courtney Barnett‘s ‘Nameless, Faceless‘ ahead of the compilation’s release. They offer: “Courtney’s song Nameless Faceless stood out as an obvious choice for me, mainly based on its content. I have really strong feelings about that fear that women have to carry. That silent, creeping fear that most women – especially trans women and women of colour – suffer through their whole lives. I had tried writing about this in a song maybe four years ago, when there was yet another incident of violence against a woman walking through a park in Doncaster, nearby where I grew up. I didn’t release it, because I had struggled to make the topic feel like something I was proud of proclaiming in a chorus – which I think Courtney’s song does beautifully.”
This follows lead track, Courtney Barnett’s cover of Loose Tooth ‘Keep On.’
Following previous Milk! compilations A Pair Of Pears and Good For You, most of Milk On Milk was recorded by producer & Milk! friend Anna Laverty at Audrey Studios just around the corner from Milk! HQ in Coburg, Melbourne.
Milk On Milk sees the family in top form. Highlights include Jen Cloher collaborating with The Letter String Quartet on their version of Evelyn Ida Morris’s ‘The Body Appears’, reciprocal love between Tiny Ruins and jade imagine in their covers of each other and much, much more. Album art by Milk! alumni Celeste Potter
Stream / Preorder the compilation here.