Old 97’s frontman Rhett Miller keeps his solo career rolling with the upcoming release of The Interpreter: Live at Largo, a dozen live acoustic covers of some of his favorite songs by David Bowie, the Pixies, the Kinks, Elliott Smith and more. The release, the first for Miller’s new label, Maximum Sunshine, was recorded over two nights in April, 2008 at the original location of Largo, the intimate, much-loved L.A. venue.
The album features several tracks with Jon Brion on piano and two bonus studio cuts, including a second version of the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation” (which Miller considers “the greatest song ever written by an American”) with Joey Santiago of the Pixies on guitar. To celebrate the release, Miller will appear with special guests at the current location of Largo, at the Coronet Theatre in L.A., on November 28th. The Interpreter comes out on Tuesday, but you can preview the album in its entirety here.