Over dozens of releases on both Barsuk Records and Dead Oceans, John Vanderslice has consistently churned out both high-quality and experimental albums and singles for nearly 20 years. A song-writer’s song-writer if there ever was one, Vanderslice’s discography is one of both critical and wide acclaim.
In 2013 John Vanderslice’s extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaign raised nearly $80,000 allowing him to self-release his highly praised ninth full-length album, Dagger Beach, and the experimental, track-by-track cover of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs. Of the many rewards issued to backers of this project – which included vinyl records, original 1/2” master tapes, and even personalized songs – the most unique was “Song For Clay Miller”, a song written for, and released exclusively to the 1,200 supporters of his campaign.
On August 6th, The Native Sound released “Song For Clay Miller” along with “Vitas At Wimbledon” (an unreleased outtake from Vanderslice’s 2009 LP Romanian Names) as a double a-side single available as a digital download and a limited edition 7-inch flexi disc.