Hear a Hard-Knocking Cover of Paul Simon's "American Tune" from The Imposter
Hear a Hard-Knocking Cover of Paul Simon's "American Tune" from The Imposter

Hear a Hard-Hitting Cover of Paul Simon's "American Tune" from The Imposter [Premiere]

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Paul Simon's politically-charged protest ballad is as relevant in 2017 as it was in 1975.

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And while we're sure the brunt of you have already signed off to enjoy the day's requisite libations whether they take liquid, herbal, dietary or some strange and sacred synthesis of it all, we'd like to take a moment to offer some shine to a track that probably won't pop up on the cookout playlist, but just might offer you some solace if your head and heart are heavy in this glaringly out-of-sort state of our union.

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In 1975, Paul Simon commenced side two of his third solo studio outing, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, with the politically-charged and poignant acoustic ballad, "American Tune." Today the song receives a hard-knocking recalibration from a mysterious outfit, The Imposter, who've released the track as one-half of a double-sided single via Lupe-O-Tone Records.

Hear it down below and stay tuned for more in the days and weeks ahead.