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Everest, 'Raking Me Over the Coals' - Free MP3

POSTED: June 13, 2012 10:00 AM ET | By John Lonsdale

Everest
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Click to listen to Everest's 'Raking Me Over the Coals'

On a cold Los Angeles day in January 2011, Everest frontman Russ Pollard and singer-songwriter Gary Louris sat down with their guitars in Pollard's living room and wrote "Raking Me Over the Coals." It became the laid back lead single from the band's new album Ownerless, out June 26th. 

"'Raking Me Over the Coals' reflects how we were feeling that day," Pollard tells Rolling Stone. "Questioning, heartbroken and battling the daily drag in order to ultimately keep ourselves together and to keep going." Indeed, the lyrics reflect this struggle; Pollard sings "Don't let it drag you down" with chilled-out, heartbreaking conviction over dreamy, Wilco-esque guitars that suggest an alt-country sunset.

You can pre-order Ownerless on iTunes now and download the single for free here. Everest will wrap up their summer tour in July and hit the road with Neil Young this fall, joined by Patti Smith and Los Lobos for select dates. Full schedule below.

7/5 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
7/6 Columbus, OH - The Basement
7/7 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot, Pike Room
7/9 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
7/11 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
7/12 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
7/14 Cincinnati, OH - Sawyer Point Park, Banbury Music Festival
7/16 Nashville, TN - The High Watt
7/17 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
7/19 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
7/22 San Diego, CA - Casbah
7/24 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
7/25 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
7/27 Portland, OR - Peter's Room
7/28 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
7/29 Vancouver, BC - TBD
11/10 Seattle, WA - Key Arena (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/11 Vancouver, CAN - Rogers Arena (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/13 Calgary, CAN - Spotiabank Saddledome (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/14 Saskatoon, CAN - Credit Union Centre (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/16 Winnipeg, CAN - MTS Centre (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/19 Toronto, CAN - Air Canada Centre (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Los Lobos)
11/20 Toronto, CAN - Air Canada Centre
11/23 Montreal, CAN - Bell Centre (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
11/24 Ottawa, CAN - Scotiabank Place (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
11/26 Boston, MA - TD Garden (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
11/27 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
11/29 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
11/30 Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center (w/ Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith)
12/2 Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
12/3 Brooklyn, NY - Barclay Center/Prudential Center

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