Allison Weiss released her new album Say What You Mean last spring, but when working on a little something extra for supporters of the album, she ended up creating yet another version of it titled The Sideways Sessions, which will see its release November 26 via No Sleep Records.
"The Sideways Sessions started out as a Kickstarter reward, but we got a little carried away," says Weiss. "My producer (Chris Kuffner) and I ended up making an entirely new version of Say What You Mean. It was pretty cool to get to rework the songs in such a different way. I took it as a chance to embrace my love for the alt-country/folk world.
"The original version of OWL is this fun upbeat pop punk jam, and for Sideways Sessions we took it to a whole new place. Same lyrics, totally different feeling. It's a lot darker and I love it. It's definitely one of my favorite tracks we did.
Stream the new version of "One Way Love" below and tell us what you think!
(You can pre-order The Sideways Sessions for $5 via the No Sleep Store, or get it for free with the purchase of Say What You Mean.)
Today, Weiss also announced tour dates with Max Bemis and Matt Pryor in the U.S. and U.K. respectively. Catch her live this winter at the following shows:
w/Max Bemis, Matt Pryor, Perma and Merriment
Jan 18 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
Jan 19 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Jan 21 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
Jan 22 - West Hollywood, CA - Troubadour
Jan 23 - Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
Jan 24 - San Diego, CA - Irenic
Jan 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Feb 14 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
Feb 15 - Kingston, UK - Fighting Cocks
Feb 16 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
Feb 17 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
Feb 18 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Feb 20 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control
Feb 21 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Feb 22 - London, UK - The Boderline
Feb 23 - Tunbridge, UK - Wells Forum