Irish duo The Lost Brothers have paid tribute to the late Leonard Cohen on their new single, Where The Shadow Goes, and have announced some special guests for their Dublin Show next month.
“Ten years ago in 2008 we saw Leonard Cohen play in London. It was the exact day our very first record was released ten years ago,” say the duo, which is made up of Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland.
“It was a big day out for us. We took the boat to London and a black cab to The Royal Albert Hall to hear Mr. Cohen sing.
“The song is our small way of paying tribute to one of our very favourite songwriters. When he passed on we decided we would try to record our song and it ended up on the new album.
“This year marks ten years on the road for us and that Leonard Cohen gig was the starting gun for us. It’s nice to send this song out into the air and tip our hats to a brilliant songwriter.
Where The Shadow Goes is taken from the duo’s new album Halfway Towards A Healing, which was recorded by Gabriel Sullivan and Howe Gelb in Tuscon, Arizona. The video for the song was directed by Myles O Reilly of Arbutus Yarns, who has previously made promos for Villagers and Sinead O’Connor.
The Lost Brothers have just returned from an Australian Tour and will play Irish festivals over the summer including, Hinterland Literary and Arts Festival in Kells, Co. Meath on June 22.
They’ve also announced special guests at their homecoming gig next month at Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre on Eden Quay.
For one night only the Irish duo will be joined onstage by the Tuscon Arizona band with whom they recorded their new album.
The band includes indie legend Howe Gelb, Steve Wickham from the Waterboys, and Giant Sand members Gabriel Sullivan and Thogre Lunde. On percussion will be Bob Dylan’s long time touring drummer Winston Watson.